posted on Apr, 2 2015 @ 03:16 PM
a reply to: Krazysh0t
I can't explain it any better for you than the actual definition of physics. If you can't understand the difference between scientific fields, I can't
help you. Your line of thinking is pre-enlightenment.
Here's another excerpt from that wiki:
"Physics aims to describe the various phenomena that occur in nature in terms of simpler phenomena. Thus, physics aims to both connect the things
observable to humans to root causes, and then connect these causes together."
It's like how Mathematics is a prerequisite to Physics, but Physics isn't Mathematics. Physics is a prerequisite to the natural sciences, but it
doesn't make those natural sciences Physics.
"Some sciences are more unruly than others. Here's a parable to illustrate what I mean. Imagine that when the first life form appeared there was a
superintelligent freak. If this freak had had a complete knowledge of the laws of physics, what could it have predicted? Quite a lot. All atomic
nuclei consist of neutrons and protons, and the number of protons determines each element's chemical nature. Knowing this, the freak could have
predicted all the elements that could possibly exist, along with their respective characteristics. Suppose that it also knew all the laws of biology,
including the "central dogma," which explains how genes are expressed as proteins. Even so, it could not have predicted the existence of giraffes, nor
even the fact that my brother and I share only half our genes. Both of these are evolutionary accidents. If it had not been for random mutation there
would be no giraffes, and my brother and I might have shared all our genes, as male bumblebees do. Biology is not like physics."
2-4-2015 by theCheddar because: to try to explain the concept better