People often ask about the status of biology and chemistry. Which one is basic science? Chemistry or Biology? Let’s explore this question.
I consider chemistry as basic science and biology as a derived science on the basis of the following arguments.
- If a scientist wants to go deep into the function and structure of a living organism, he will eventually reach chemistry. For example, Respiration is the basic character of organisms. If we study respiration, we will ultimately study Carbon dioxide and Oxygen, which are both chemicals.
- Biology is a derived science because biology depends upon the tyres of a vehicle as chemistry and physics.
- Physics is a science that makes all basic medical types of equipment for biology. For example, MRI machine, CT Scan and even syringes. So it tells us that biology is a derived science.
- All animals, plants, bacteria, fungi and viruses are chemicals.
- The animal stands on the shoulders of chemistry as characters transfers in the form of chemical codes.
- A good physician is one who is also a good cell biologist and an expert in chemistry too.