The questioner - finding out about the world around us
Science asks questions of the natural world, and attempts to answer them. This questioning process and how it is structured is fundamental to human activity.
Scientific activity since the late renaissance has been shaped by questions, conceptual model-building, and a process where experimental results can be reproduced independently and validated by the scientific community.
This process, which Leibniz refers to as the scientific enterprise, is a dialogue where empirical evidence and conceptual models are often in tension, and gives rise to debates, controversies, and occasionally paradigm shifts - dramatic shifts in consensus.
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