“Your father was a computer engineer; your mother was a concert pianist, and when the spaceship lands, they make music together on the computer.”
What is science? In general, answers to this question fall between two poles. The first is the traditional view of science–that it is a process of discovery which, performed correctly, faithfully reveals the mysteries of the universe. The second holds that science is a social process which invents, rather than discovers, models of the universe.