What does this really mean? Science refers to a system of acquiring knowledge. The term science also refers to the organized body of knowledge people have gained using that system. Less formally, the word science often describes any systematic field of study or the knowledge gained from it. I would say that the Case Management System (CMS) that MUFON employs to gather firsthand data, or knowledge, on UFOs is such a system, or organized body of knowledge. And it will be even better with the NEW Global UFO Database being designed and built with funds generously donated by people like you and me.
But the question is, how are we actually applying science to the study of UFOs? One way is through our investigation of UFO sightings, and the use of the scientific method in our investigations. Before we look at an example, we should take a moment to explore the scientific method and what it is, and what it is not. The scientific method is a logical and rational order of steps by which scientists come to conclusions about the world around them. The scientific method helps to organize thoughts and procedures so that scientists can be confident in the answers they find. Scientists use observations, hypothesis, and deductions to make their conclusions. Very simply the steps for the scientific method are;
Scientific Method Steps