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Comment author: johnlawrenceaspden 27 August 2012 02:56:03PM 1 point [-]

Questions 'why' and 'what is' are metaphysical or semantic and have nothing whatsoever to do with science.

And yet without them, science barely seems worth doing. I mean, someone finds out a new and seemingly useless fact about gravity and their name goes down in history. Someone makes a slight improvement to a mobile phone and they're not even famous in their own company.