Number 3. A system requires dogma. For something
to be systematic it must have rules. Rules are dogma.
Number 6. What is the system that takes you from evidence
to conclusion? If there are rules it is dogma if not, then it is
If science can function without number 3 and possibly number
6., then I can agree that science is not dogma. Otherwise,
science, THE SYSTEM, is dogma.
On 2012-12-04 17:30, Randy Pelton
Here is a link to what I think to be a very good essay
on what science is and why it is not a dogma.
Science another Dogma?
author of the piece, Ernest partridge, says there are 7
distinguishing characteristics of science that demonstrate
science is not a dogma.
Scientific activity is public and replicable
2. Science is cumulative
3. Science is Systemic,
Coherent and Comprehensive
4. Science is
Scientific assertions are Fallible and Falsifiable
The Order of Scientific Inquiry proceeds from evidence
In Science, the Burden of Proof is on the
Read the essay for the
flesh he puts on each of these characteristics and how
these characteristics demonstrate that science is not a
dogma. All brands of dogma, despite the protests by at
least one person on this forum, lack one or more of these
characteristics, particularly numbers 3-7.