How do we explain self-awareness in the first place? Or is it just an illusion? We learn more and more about the chemical reactions that keep us alive, but somehow, we are more than the collective set of chemical reactions, biochemical structures and firing neurons.
I understand that many people don’t like math, but I hope my readers have at least come to appreciate it a little bit more. As for me, I will forever love mathematics.
physics and mathematics are more fundamental sciences (mathematics more fundamental than physics if you wish to know the order), chemistry applies to all matter, that is, the stuff that makes up plants and animals, planets and stars, rocks and soil
What we teach in science, the principles, the laws, the theories are nothing more than a collection of models that best fits the observations and data available to us.
There are some things that are critically important to maintain believable independence. You would not trust your doctor, for example, if you knew she was working for a pharmaceutical company.
“Out there”, the sciences blend and work together in perfect harmony to keep things going and growing. And yet, as we think of the “disciplines” of science, we often don’t think of their interconnectedness.
The soil would be mathematics in which all of the sciences are firmly planted. Math is the language of science. The roots would be physics. Physics is the study of energy, and without energy, there would be nothing else. Einstein, in fact, demonstrated the mathematical relationship between mater and energy in his famous equation. Chemistry would be the trunk. Chemistry is the study of matter, which encompasses everything in our experience with the exception of pure energy. Because everything is made of matter, all other disciplines are the branches of the tree, all related to chemistry.
Are you allowed to disagree with your college professors? Well of course you are. Good professors understand this. The best professors encourage it.
Thus, on hot days, it's not uncommon to see fish seeming to sleep near the surface.
You can't find it on a web search, because nobody but you knows it.