Last Sunday’s program with Dr. Jennifer Shaw from the OSU Department of Integrative Biology, was about how we might learn something about our own body chemistry by studying some amazing fish from Mexico. It was Robert Hooke, four centuries ago, who first described the scientific method in this way, as a sort of engine for directing the mind in the search after Philosophical Truths” By the 1700s, scientists had gained a bit more modesty; they admitted that their machine sometimes got things wrong.
Citation needed Feminists claim this is the result of culture rather than an innate difference between the sexes, and some experiments have shown that parents challenge and explain more to boys than girls, asking them to reflect more deeply and logically.
While religion had put reproduction as a requirement from ‘god’ (e.g. in Hinduism its your religious duty to get married and produce a son in order to go to heaven)…… and came down heavily on non-reproductive sex — including non-reproductive male-female sex — science put reproduction as a requirement from nature or ‘biology, instead of god.
Most scientific journals cover a single scientific field and publish the research within that field; the research is normally expressed in the form of a scientific paper Science has become so pervasive in modern societies that it is generally considered necessary to communicate the achievements, news, and ambitions of scientists to a wider populace.
It basically propounded that all biological evolution is geared towards making the male and female to mate for reproduction, and that any biological activity that doesn’t ultimately lead to reproduction is a waste and that nature cannot afford to ‘waste’.