• Question: what's the best science biology chemistry or physics

    Asked by hays499art to Abbie Y, Alexander DB, Amber VW, Andrew, Martin M, Michael S, nikrobinson, Rachel E on 28 Feb 2024.
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      Martin McCoustra answered on 28 Feb 2024:

      All sciences are equally important… Some would argue that Physics underpins both chemistry and biology. Chemists would argue that without chemistry there’d be no biology. Chemists also argue that chemistry is the central science with tentacles stretching out into physics, biology and engineering.

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      Michael Schubert answered on 29 Feb 2024:

      The best science is the one you enjoy the most! All of them are equally important (and so are the ones you didn’t mention!), My personal favourite is biology, though; the questions I want to answer seem to rely mostly on the science of life.

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      Andrew Parrott answered on 29 Feb 2024:

      All the sciences are important. Often there is lots of cross-over between subjects. E.g., I work a lot with spectroscopy which involves optics, physics, and chemistry. Often I analyse samples that might come from a fermentation so this includes biology.

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      Amber Villegas - Williamson answered on 1 Mar 2024:

      Hey…what about engineering? ☺
      All science is great science and once you start a little like Pringles crisps you can’t stop.
      What you’ll find is everything is connected and there are transferrable skills, knowledge, principles across all STEM subjects.

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      Alexander De Bruin answered on 4 Mar 2024:

      all science (and engineering) is equally best. I personally prefer the border between chemistry and physics, but that’s because they are what I was best at when I was at school.

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      Rachel Edwards answered on 6 Mar 2024:

      Physics! (I’ve seen everyone saying all sciences are great, which they are, but this is my favourite).

      It’s mostly about seeing what you enjoy most though. I like understanding how things work, and using maths to explain that, so the borderline of physics and engineering is where I’ve ended up.

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      Abbie Young answered on 6 Mar 2024:

      I personally find Biology the most interesting. However, all sciences are important and all of them do link together. In my job, Biology is the science we use most of the tie, however, we do touch on Chemistry and Physics.

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      Nik Robinson answered on 6 Mar 2024:

      Each scientific discipline has its own merits and focuses on different areas, and there can be a lot of overlap, bio-chemistry, physics of bio mechanics. But also each of the main disciplines has many sub sections to it, so there are so many avenues you can pursue and explore.
      I started in chemistry and have moved into environmental chemistry with a focus on regulatory and risk assessment aspects. But I could have gone into laboratory analysis, industrial manufacture or 100s of other branches of chemistry.

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      Cliff Williams answered on 10 Apr 2024:

      This question is a bit like asking which is the nicest tasting fruit. It all depends on your own personal preferences. As most have pointed out all the disciplines are equally important and there is a lot of overlap. My job is primarily engineering, especially automating and controlling industrial processes. If you like that is my speciality although I am fascinated by almost all aspects of science. This has proved to be very useful for me as I find that you often need to include a holistic approach to get a true understanding.