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Which branches of science you're most interested in?

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  1. Flowey

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    Neurobiology recently, although since year 7 I have loved genetics.
     
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    Psychology, (Postmodern) Philosophy and Astronomy
     
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    Philosophy isn't a science.

    I also love astronomy, though. And I'm intrigued by cybernetics and robotics.
     
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    It's hard not to like astronomy. I also love food science, spending an entire night trying to get homemade ice cream at the right texture lol. I want to study meteorology and oceanography...it might be useful someday. Social sciences, while interesting, not something I want to delve in, maybe except geopolitics.
     
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    Theoretical quantum physics are also fun, but a really complicated topic to dive into.
     
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    It's the basis of scientific principle and it's the study of human reasoning, it's an ever changing science, but it's still a science.

    Also I forgot to add botany.
     
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    No--it's really not. You can apply philosophy TO scientific subjects, but it's not a science in itself. Study=/=science.

    Human growth comes from two things: science AND philosophy. They are not the same thing, but are both cornerstones of human progression.

    Nowhere will you see philosophy defined as a science. If you don't believe me, look it up.
     
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    Astronomy. I love outer space.
     
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    1. Philosophy requires no experiments. That is a fundamental aspect of science. Again, philosophy is 100% NOT a science. Aristotle was not a scientist. He famously stated "women have more teeth than men". He never bothered to look in a woman's mouth. That is called an "experiment". He never did that.

    And as far as my own knowledge? I have a Bachelor's of Science in chemistry, a Masters in Polymer Chemistry and Physics, and an M. Ed in science education and I teach chemistry, biology and environmental science.

    I am also fairly well versed in quantum mechanics and cosmology.
     
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    I've always been more a man of letters than one of science, though the biography of Einstein I'm reading has caused me to realize just how interesting physics is, especially theoretical physics. I also enjoy chemistry, though primarily on a surface level.

    Whether or not philosophy could be classed as a science sounds like, dare I say, a philosophical question :icon_wink

    Philosophy used to encompass a much broader range of studies than it does now; what the ancients called natural philosophy included such fields as astronomy and physics, which we now class as science. "Natural philosophy" is essentially the precursor to modern science. In essence, what was once all classed as philosophy has now branched into the modern fields of study that we know today (including natural science and others, such as sociology and logic) and the appellative philosophy is reserved for the more intangible and epistemological ramifications of these. So we can say now that there is actually a sub-branch if philosophy called philosophy of science, establishing the separation between the two. Science and philosophy are intertwined, but I do think their separation is important. Though there still remains the traditional academic spectrum of science and art, where all fields are placed, no matter how inaccurate their placement or this spectrum may be.

    (Sorry, I was a philosophy major. This stuff intrigues me).
     
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    Natural Philosophy was a way of understanding the world but it was not a way of knowing how the world works. Germ theory, genetics, gravity, etc took a long time to quantify and prove experimentally.
     
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    Pretty much anything Physics. I guess classical mechanics and thermodynamics. I'm good at Maths so it applies itself well to physics.
     
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    Just like Kasey has already said, it's still not a science.

    I said it earlier too--you can apply philosophy to scientific subjects, but it is still not science.

    Philosophy is an attempt to come to an understanding about various aspects of our world and universe, but whether or not philosophy is a science or not is not one of them as it has already clearly been defined that it's not--there's nothing to come to an understanding about.
     
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    Biology. More specifically, ecology, botany, and plant like things (algae, lichens etc)
     
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    Astronomy, Physics, Forensics and Psychology come to mind.
     
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    Probably something in the life sciences or healthcare. Dealing with pure numbers seems a bit clinical - there's no human element. It has to feel "real"
     
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    Mechanical, engineering, geometry, aerodynamics... All the sciences of all things car/truck and horse power :slight_smile:
     
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    Definitely medicine. It's a pity I wasn't intelligent enough to get into medical school - I've always found medicine, especially oncology, so interesting as the practical application of chemistry, physics and biology.