What is science? (berkeley.edu) From the link: Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. In school, science may sometimes seem like a collection of isolated and static facts listed in a textbook, but that's only a small part of the story. Just as importantly, science is also a process of discovery that allows us to link isolated facts into coherent and comprehensive understandings of the natural world. It's not static. It is a process of learning. To take a single instance in time and claim that as fact and not a part of the growth process is disingenuous.