The scientific method enables us to understand the world through rational information. It is the discipline and objectivity of science that establishes what is fact and what is fiction.
Science is fact.
Or is it? Although the principles of the scientific method are inherently rational, objective and unbiased, our application of the scientific method is entirely dependent on cultural factors.
Our culture dictates the questions that we ask, the questions that we don’t ask, the experiments that we carry out, the way that we design our studies and the conclusions that we draw from the data. One of the great fallacies of modern society is to blindly believe that science is fact without factoring in the huge cultural biases that are present in all of science.