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Natural science



The scientific study of phenomena or laws of the physical world.


Natural science includes physics, chemistry, biology and other cross-disciplines. Mathematics, statistics, and computer science may not be regarded as natural sciences but they are essential tools and framework in natural sciences.

Word origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin nātūrālis, from nātūra, nature; science (see science).

See also: biology.

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What do you do when talking to creationists?

... to show how it is illogical to think (in today's day with our modern science) that the book of Genesis could possibly be literal, Have you noticed: ... (Michael J. Behe) accept common descent? I assume he also accepts Natural Selection (not sure) but denies "random" mutations. References: ...

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by FriarBroccoli
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:40 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 1505


I was referring to events purely within the natural sciences with no metaphysical or philosophical aspect in mind. With the word/term 'determinism' I meant ...

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by ughaibu
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do We Have The Freedom Of Choice?
Replies: 27
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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... of so many genes ever happened or if its even possible through natural selection: In most observed cases organisms tend to get rid of some ... There is one reason I cant think of for averting the genome of Eden: science might not be able to explain the origin of such genome. However, ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3053

Is complexity inevitable?

... strong, particular traits are favoured, reducing variation. However, natural selection usually leaves enough slack for 'useless' variations to ... was a time when I was looking for a way to reconcile religion with science. I had come to the conclusion that creationists were fighting the ...

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by cakrit
Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 4669


As to the poster jinx25, you're factually wrong when you write that natural selection "REDUCES genetic variation." Please provide your source for your assertion and make sure it's from a peer reviewed science journal. You are wrong! Natural selection is what kills off the slow ...

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by Cat
Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionary mechanisms
Replies: 13
Views: 4482
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