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So what isn't a natural science?

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posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:11 PM
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The natural sciences seek to understand how the world and the universe around us works. There are five major branches: Chemistry, astronomy, earth science, physics, and biology.


So:
*Chemistry
*Astronomy
*Earth Science
*Physics
*Biology

Stop - Can you think of a type of science that is not natural?

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Through a Google search, I learned that economics is a science, but not a natural one. There are also social sciences - are those natural? It turns out they are not natural sciences, in fact, they are the opposite side of the coin. What about agricultural science, is it a natural science? The answer is that it is a combination of sciences, including biology and economics, so it is a hybrid.

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Mathematics is the tool that we use to examine the sciences, so all math is math. These distinctions were quite interesting for me to discover today.
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posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:20 PM
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Political science was the first that came to mind.

Totally unnatural.




posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:22 PM
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Chemistry is diving into unnatural science. They invent things that are not natural and can hurt nature. They concentrate natural chemicals way above what life can tolerate.

Humans think that science can solve our problems but if you look at the problems science causes in nature you find that science is not natural most times.

They say we need science to fix what science has screwed up but society seems to disregard the evidence that interferes with our chosen way of life, if it lowers our chances of buying more toys, then we do not listen.



posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:34 PM
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originally posted by: eisegesis
Political science was the first that came to mind.

Totally unnatural.



That's a good one!
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posted on Apr, 7 2015 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: eisegesis

AMEN
AMEN



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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Social science... or is it natural to wonder about human society?

I think the term natural, is used for chemistry, physics and biology, because they existed before humanity and were the first sciences that we studied. Any other science is just a way of understanding ourselves.

For example:

Psychology
Politics
Social
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