Humans can be quite philosophical in the ways we analyze our environment.
We create new understandings in our minds to explain phenomenon we can’t necessarily observe
with our senses. At some point, this mental analysis can become a tangible fact,
and we learn a little something more about our environment.
However, with this abstraction comes the possibility of becoming so far removed
from reality in our thoughts and actions, that the results of our behavior can become
detrimental to the function of our societies.
Science is a natural ability that came about from the need to check our abstractions
with the observable world of our planet and it’s universe.
Done well, scientific investigation prevents us from spiraling into delusion on a mass scale.