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Natural Science

The natural sciences are those branches of science that seek to elucidate the rules that govern the natural world through scientific methods, the cornerstone of which are measured by quantitative data. Based on formal sciences, they also attempt to provide mathematical (either deterministic or stochastic) models of natural processes. The term "natural science" is used to distinguish the subject from the social sciences, which apply the scientific method to study human behavior and social patterns; the humanities, which use a critical or analytical approach to study the human condition; and the formal sciences such as mathematics and logic, which use an a priori?, as opposed to factual methodology to study formal systems.

There are five branches of natural science: astronomy, biology?, chemistry, the Earth sciences and physics. Natural Science, Wikipedia (external link)

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Natural Philosophy

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