Philosophy is a subset of the other sciences, and usually it's not SCIENCE.
It may have BEEN science, but so was fucking religion, and Philosophy as a scientific method is not really good.
Most real applicable philosophy is math. and Math I think is very much science, it's basically the most abstract, while social sciences and Biology are the most direct.
Basically ALL fields of science overlap somewhat, But I still think we should have the most important fields
Physics is a givven, and so Is chemistry, and biology.
Physics at a more abstract level is maths, I think maths fits in there too.
These are all in a kind of unity, they sort of cover everything which is NOT humans, animals, space, and so forth.
That leaves the studie of humans and society, Social sciences.
For the "math haters" there ARE proffesors in math, not to mention the fact that all scientists need to study it, there are no laborations in math, as there are very few calculations in Biology (atleast compared to physics or the like) but I don't think is what makes it science, it's essentially a part of the real world, which humanity is discovering through a scientific method.
Economics aswell as anthropologists again are another bounch of social sciences folks.
The problem might be that the social sciences are in general much larger, but I think it makes up for this by not having quite so many recognized "people", physics I think has the most.
If the lack of famous mathematicians is weak enough you COULD change it into philosophy, as to encompass the ancient greeks and other famous philosophers, the problem might be that alot of philosophers are seen as early physisists etc. Another problem is the fact that they are, or atleast the ancient greeks weren't, subscribing to the scientific method, they largely just guessed and then talked about their guesses.
Well some did. But essentially that's it.
And why can't the elements be things which are greatly important for the respective fields
Physisits can have either stellar formations or the like (galaxies, stars) or subatomic particles
Chemists can have atoms, or molecules
Biologists can have families, or such
Social sciences .. hmm not sure about that
Math/Philosophy ... hmm, not sure about that one either, but to be fair I am darn tired
Jesster wrote:[quote= "The Fjaf"]
Tl;dr I suggest you look right after the word social and you might get a clue
Wait, so Cryptozoology is a science?![/quote]
John Hodgman would say so.
But I am not sure where in Cryptozoology the word science appears?
Unless you say "cryptozoological sciences" but I dunno.
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