Your metaphor

John W. Burgeson (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 20:06:08 -0400

Paul wrote: I think biology
is just a teenager. Psychology and sociology are in diapers. Chemistry,
in the sense of materials science, is a youth. Earth crustal geology is
perhaps middle-aged. Paleoanthropology is a little kid trying to answer
questions. We need to be patient and let the kid grow."

I had not thought of "science" this way -- it
makes a lot of sense. Thanks for the picture.