...Science is an organized body of knowledge supported by observation and experimentation, derived from the natural phenomena of the entire material universe. Biology had flourished a great deal in ancient India. Various systems of classifying animals and plants were developed, for example Jeevaj (Viviparous) animals that give birth to young one, Andaj (Oviparous) animals that lay eggs, etc. Cultivation of rice was first introduced in India. It is estimated that more than 1000 varieties of rice had been developed. With the invention of microscope a whole new world of minute animals and plants came to human knowledge. So there’s a need to divide biology into certain branches to due to its vastness of the syllabus it covers.
Biology is divided into several branches. This division can be made in at least three different ways.
A. Principal sub-divisions of Biology in terms of major kinds of organism.
- Botany – the study of plants.
- Zoology – the study of animals.
- Human Biology – The study of man as a living organism and his relationship with other living organisms the study of man and human society comes under Anthropology.
B. Principal sub-divisions of Biology in terms of special groups of organisms.
- Bacteriology – the study of bacteria.
- Virology – the study of viruses.
- Mycology – the study of fungi.
- Entomology – the study of insects....
...The word "science" probably brings to mind many different pictures: a fat textbook, white lab coats and microscopes, an astronomer peering through a telescope, a naturalist in the rainforest, Einstein's equations scribbled on a chalkboard, the launch of the space shuttle, bubbling beakers …. All of those images reflect some aspect of science, but none of them provides a full picture because science has so many facets
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. In school, science may sometimes seem like a collection of isolated and static facts listed in a textbook, but that's only a small part of the story. Just as importantly, science is also a process of discovery that allows us to link isolated facts into coherent and comprehensive understandings of the natural world.
Science is exciting. Science is a way of discovering what's in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future. Scientists are motivated by the thrill of seeing or figuring out something that no one has before.
Science is useful. The knowledge generated by science is powerful and reliable. It can be used to develop new technologies, treat diseases, and deal with many other sorts of problems.
Science is ongoing. Science is continually refining and...
• What causes the Renaissance to begin and how does Humanism influence the
development of the Renaissance?
• How does art evolve during the time of the Renaissance?
• Who are some of the most influential artists and thinkers of the Renaissance?
• How does the printing press influence the development of the Renaissance?
• Who are some of the most influential artists and thinkers of the Renaissance?
• How did the politics, economics, geographic and social implications affect cultural expansion during this period?
• How were the lives of people living during the Renaissance similar to our lives today? How were their lives different?
• How did Renaissance bring about change in the thinking of people, science, arts, and education of that time?
• How did Renaissance changed Europe and the world?
• Do Renaissance ideas still affect us today?
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Is it necessary for everyone to learn science?
What is science? “Science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” Science can be known as a subject, explanation and possibly our underlying belief. Among the humanity, there are diverse of religions; some believe in Buddhism, some believe in Christian, some believe in Science, because science is proved with mathematical methods and repetitive experiments, unlike stories are told in the bible. I think learning science is necessary, and it is also important enough to make humankind to feel secure, change the way they think, and allow them to reach out more.
First, science is important because it allows us to understand our universe and our role in it. Some of the greatest minds in world history had advocated for the practice of science. After reading the Republic by Plato, I understand how crucial learning knowledge, science, is. Plato employs prisoners as a metaphor for human being. The prisoners lived in an underground cave, while they had their necks and legs all tied up, fixed in the same spot, and they only see things that are in front of them. “Underground cave”, “all tied up” such phrases symbolizes how human beings live in their small world,...
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...Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning, "science" also refers to a body of knowledge itself, of the type that can be rationally explained and reliably applied. A practitioner of science is known as a scientist.
Since classical antiquity,science as a type of knowledge has been closely linked to philosophy. During the Islamic Golden Age, the foundation for the scientific method was laid, which emphasized experimental data and reproducibility of its results across multiple experiments. In the early modern period the words "science" and "philosophy of nature" were sometimes used interchangeably. By the 17th century, natural philosophy (which is today called "natural science") was considered a separate branch of philosophy.
In modern usage, "science" most often refers to a way of pursuing knowledge, not only the knowledge itself. It is also often restricted to those branches of study that seek to explain the phenomena of the material universe. In the 17th and 18th centuries scientists increasingly sought to formulate knowledge in terms of laws of nature such as Newton's laws of motion. And over the course of the 19th century, the word...
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Unit Chemistry C1
Unit Chemistry C1
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...which is the study of human physical character, in both the past and present.
Anthropology emerged as an independent science in the late 18th century, it developed two divisions: physical anthropology, which focuses on human Evolution and variation, using methods of Physiology, Anthropometry, Genetics, and Ecology; and cultural anthropology, which includes Archaeology, Ethnology, Social Anthropology, and Linguistics.
Anthropology is a holistic subject that covers all facets of human life including biological, cultural as well as economic. There are various branches of anthropology like cultural, linguistic, forensic, medical, etc. To get further insight on the major branches of anthropology, read on...
The term anthropology has been coined from two Greek words anthropos which means 'man' and logywhich stands for ' the science of'. It involves the study of the human species at any place on earth, at any given time; be it in the busy neighborhood of Los Angeles or the dense forests of the Amazon. There are anthropologists who study fossils to solve the riddles of human evolution, whereas there are others who try to understand the effect of modernization on contemporary societies. While subjects like economics and biology focus on specific aspects of human life, anthropology is the only discipline that addresses all facets of human existence.
Branches of Anthropology