What exactly is science? What distinguishes science from other areas of knowledge--history, philosophy, etc.? What separates real science from "fake" science--e.g., astrology, parapsychology(?), "creation science"(?)?
Is science the best way to know about the world? Or are there alternative avenues of knowledge that are no less valid--e.g., religion? If science is the best way to gain knowledge of the world, what gives it this special status?