Physics might be considered the most fundamental of all sciences, for all other sciences derive from basic principles of forces, motion, electromagnetism and thermodynamics. And yet, physical laws are mathematical models of the world; however, mathematics itself is abstract, deriving from theoretical constructs of philosophy. But, philosophy arises out of theories of mind, or psychology. The mind itself depends upon the biology of the brain....which is nothing but chemical reactions of molecules, such as neurotransmitters and proteins. And of course, chemistry depends upon the behavior of atoms and forces, which is constrained by physics..... Physics, mathematics, philosophy, biology, chemistry, or physics -- the eternal loop. David Brin's books include The Postman, Startide Rising,and The Uplift War, as well as his non-fiction work, The Transparent Society, dealing with issues of privacy and secrecy.
For more information about David Brin, visit his website: davidbrin.com/
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