Intro to Natural Sciences

Reflecting on our discussions in class, and with inspiration from the TED video, what distinguishes Natural Science from other AOKs?

Identify any potential issues or questions that may arise when you consider your definitions.

Natural sciences is the study of how the world functions on a universal scale. The framework is relatively theoretical because the depth of investigation is astronomical and open to endless interpretations. Of course, this raises the question as to how we can confirm our findings since it is such a broad field of study.  The main detail that differentiates it from other AOKs is the approach to inquiry. In the study of maths, the way to prove theories is to use knowledge that has already been established. It has been simplified to the point that we are able to use the basic numerical system as a way to discover new math knowledge. Whereas in natural sciences, much of the knowledge remains in the realm of unknown and hence we can only forecast outcomes rather than develop new understandings.

Some of the major questions that form comes from our understanding of the definition of natural sciences. When can we consider science ‘unnatural’?  What are the limitations of the theoretical framework that is associated with natural sciences? How can we overcome these limitations? Clearly some of these questions cannot be answered in current time, however we can at least identify that there are flaws involved with how we define natural sciences and our ability to further expand on the field of study.