• Question: Are we made of science?

    Asked by girl to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 27 Jun 2012.
    • Photo: Emma Trantham

      Emma Trantham answered on 27 Jun 2012:

      I’m not sure I really understand the question but if you mean are we made up of the things that come under the term ‘science’ then definitely.

      Everything about our bodies comes under biology (with a bit of chemisty and physics thrown in).

      Does this answer your question or am I on totally the wrong track?

    • Photo: Michael Cook

      Michael Cook answered on 27 Jun 2012:

      I’m with Emma here – there’s science in almost everything, and our bodies are very complicated indeed and have all kinds of scientific things going on inside them.

    • Photo: Blanka Sengerova

      Blanka Sengerova answered on 27 Jun 2012:

      Well, maybe I’d rephrase the question and say that science studies what we are made of. When it comes down to it, we’re made up of atoms (mainly carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and phosphorus, plus lots of other trace elements) joined up together as molecules. These are either small like water and the subject of chemistry studies or big like proteins and the subject of biological studies. To be honest though, the boundary between these two is very blurred, which is why I’m a biochemist!