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Science

Advancing knowledge through experimentation, measurement and mathematics

What Is Science?

Science: from Latin scientia "knowledge, a knowing; expertness"

Scientists investigate in a systematic way the properties of the natural world and its underlying mechanisms. Progress in scientific knowledge is achieved through a combination of building theoretical models, designing and conducting experimental tests and making coherent connections with other related disciplines.

Read essays in the four key branches of science below. Essay contributions are welcomed.

Physics

Essays exploring the nature and properties of matter and energy

Biology

Essays on the structure, function and evolution of living organisms

Mind

Essays on the nature of mind, contentment and mental pathology

Religion

Essays on the historical and psychosocial aspects of religion

Reviews

Reviews of books and journal articles on scientific investigations

Reflections

Reflective thoughts on current and historical issues in science

Resources

Useful and interesting scientific resources available on the internet

Glossary

Definitions of scientific terms used on Rational Realm

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