JUNK SCIENCE, ALTERNATIVE FACTS AND THE GOSPEL
I was once asked the question: what is science? My response was: Empirically determining truth. This answer was not stratifying for the person asking the question. Perhaps they wanted more of the observation, hypothesis, and test type of answer but I like the brevity of a Strunk and White answer. One could come up with other paraphrases:
Truth via experimentation.
Of course the two word definition above might be a new age mystic experience which is far from science.