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Two of the Most Popular Words in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary Are "Science" and "Cognitive"

What is in a word? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the most search word is “Science” this month. With an increase of over 175% from last year, people are interested in pondering its meaning and definition.   Science is defined as “ knowledge about or study of the natural world based on facts learned through experiments and observation ."  Science and life go hand in hand. Famous figures like Spinoza, Einstein, Immanuel Kant, Ibn Sina and many others developed the concept of science over thousands of years.   Through the generations, it moved from philosophy into the more concrete concepts offered by the scientific method. Generally, it is seen as a process of observation and manipulation that attempts to draw facts from the environment.  The second most exciting word is “cognitive”.   They seem to have something to do with each other. Cognitive can be defined as, “ based on or capable of being reduced to empirical factual knowledge .” Science requires the