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bsubedi (author)2013-02-02

Big Bang is the father of Science... because it is the last thing we know about how it all started first...how the science started...

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hdas1 (author)2012-10-05

i think sir issac newton is the best choice

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hdas1 (author)2012-10-05

i think that father is charles darwin or stephen hawkins

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bloodymary7 (author)2011-11-21

Aristotle is the father of science.

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mon churlish (author)2011-10-26

Father of science is Arkimedes!

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vmiryn (author)2011-06-08

THE FATHER OF SCIECE IS GALILEO GALILEI

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vmiryn (author)2011-06-08

the father of science is galileo

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marvintisoy (author)2009-07-09

the father of science maybe the father of ALBERT EINSTIEN

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kelseymh (author)2009-03-09

In terms of Western science, Kiteman is correct to cite Ibn al-Haytham. He developed the same hypothesis-testing model of the "Scientific Method" as Francis Bacon, more than half a millenium earlier.

I'm not sure I would count the Aristotelians as "scientists" in the modern sense -- they forumulated many of their theories on philosophical and logical principles, rather than by induction from observation. They also didn't put as much stock in testing their theories against reality as we do.

It is well known that Chinese technological developments predated comparable work in Europe by many centuries. However, those developments were essentially empirical, with no systematic theoretical background or "philosophy of science." As is noted in the Wikipedia article, the Taoist philosophy of complexity may have significantly "repressed" (not deliberately, just by existing) the formulation of a hypothesis-testing "scientific method" in China.

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Cthulu (author)2009-03-08

Bill Nye The Science Guy.

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Kiteman (author)2009-03-08

It depends on your context.

In "the West", the first scientists were probably Aristotle and his contemporaries.

However, the first scientist in the modern sense (one who subjects a hypothesis to a physical test) was arguably Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham.

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