Monday, July 5, 2010

philosophia naturalis

Natural philosophy (from the Latin philosophia naturalist) is a term attached to the assessment of natural and physical universe once dominant before the development of modern science. Natural philosophy is seen as a precursor to the natural sciences such as physics.

Forms of science historically developed out of philosophy, or more specifically natural philosophy. At the universities of older, Chair-Chair of Natural Philosophy now well-established largely controlled by teachers of physics. Note modern science and scientists refer to the 19th century (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary writes that the origin of the word "scientist" is from the year 1834). Previously, the word "science" simply means the degree of knowledge and scientists has not been written. Isaac Newton's scientific work from the year 1687 known as PhilosophiƦ Naturalis Principia Mathematica.

Earth Science (UK: earth science, geoscience) is a term for a collection of branches of science that studies the earth. This branch of science using a combination of physical science, geography, mathematics, chemistry and biology to establish a quantitative understanding of the layers of the earth.

In conducting its study, scientists in this field using the scientific method, namely the formulation of hypotheses through observation and gathering data about natural phenomena that continue to test these hypotheses. In earth science, a very important role in examining the data and form a hypothesis.

Nature is all matter and energy, especially in the form of its essence. Nature is the subject of scientific study. In scale, "nature" including everything from the subatomic universe. This includes all things animal, plant, and mineral, all natural resources and events (hurrikan, tornadoes, earthquakes). Also includes live animal behavior, and processes associated with inanimate objects.