The debate "Chemistry is the most interesting science and I know you think you want to disagee" was started by
March 13, 2018, 12:30 pm.
3 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side.
There needs to be more votes to see what the common perception is.
It looks like most people are against to this statement.
Nemiroff posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
Nemiroff, chemikilsm0ke and 1 visitor agree.
Bethanyisabumfluff and 3 visitors disagree.
RIP stephen Hawkings
The origins of life is chemistry
physiology on its most fundamental level is chemistry
medicine is entirely chemistry
I think I get it.
yes, the process of science is boring. the satisfaction from it comes from satisfying ones curiosity.
Also schools suck at teaching it, but then again schools make sex boring.
rather than the process, or the individual details (which are fascinating in themselves), it's the overall story that it builds, like how the universe went from a cloud of energy to planets and stars. or the path of evolution and seeing the various features emerge.
or in the case of chemistry, the way atoms work, which is really logical and musical. if you understand it (101 level), just glancing at the periodic table you can know not only the basic qualities written on it, but the entire configuration of the atom's electons, how reactive it is, and what kind of combinations it can make. how well it conducts electricity, how physically big the atom is compared to others.
the guy who created the table described all the unknown elements (except for the huge ones at the bottom) and argued with the people who discovered them and didn't get the same results he did... And he was right!
I've been getting into history lately after following the story if the beginnings of cosmology to the end of evolution (so far) and history was the next step. I think the reverse can apply as well. history only goes back to the arbitrary event of us starting to record it but things didn't only start happening then. science is uncovering the story of what happened before history.
I also don't look down on the social sciences, but I didn't really have those in mind when I made this thread.
physics is kinda boring imo. cosmology and quantum mechanics are pretty cool, but that's just a tiny bit. most physics is motion and vectors and lines of varying curvature in motion.
and thank you for electricity.
but chemistry explains how everything is built, and why it all connected. And it's pretty damn detailed, more then most probably imagine.
biology is just chemistry but big
and the periodic table is a work of art
Frankly I find all science a bit boring. it is incredibly important, but not particularly interesting to me. I've always been more interested in, as my name would suggest, history.
on the other hand, the application of science is quite interesting.