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Which science is the most complex chemistry or biology or physics?
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October 12, 2014 5:04AM
Biology is the most complex because it deals with living organisms and number of known organisms is more than two and a half million while un-described species are estimated up-to 30 million . each organism is different from other and has its peculiarities . Chemistry deals with matter, with 92 natural element and nearly thirty synthetic elements . Number of organic molecules is quite large but much less as compared to species.
February 13, 2013 4:41AM
It's a matter of opinion, because each covers a different field/area of science. It's hard to quantitatively or qualitatively compare the three against each other, because of the different areas each covers and studies. It may also depend on a persons's own preference and if they seem to understand one more than the other easily. For example, someone may find biology extremely easy to understand and therefore not complex, but they might find chemistry the most complex because they can't understand it as well. It may turn out to be vice versa for a different person.
Each of the fields of science mentioned has their own sub categories and are quite numerous, which also makes it hard to compare.
Perhaps related to complexity, physics is the most fundamental and elemental of all sciences. In order to understand the underlying principles of chemistry, for example, you must first understand the physics of electron shells, energy states, and electron transfer and sharing between atoms. Similarly to understand how the nervous system works, you must first understand the physics of electric potential and current flow.
In this sense, one could argue that physics is both the most elemental of all sciences, as well as the most complex.