Quotes: Nature, Biology

(the science of the living world; including the good and the bad)

abiology (s) (noun), abiologies (pl)
1. The study of nonliving or inanimate things: As an alternate to studying biology in school, her son decided to study abiology so he could learn more about inanimate things.
2. The scientific study of things that are not living; in other words, all of the science except those that are biological: Chemistry is an example of one of the abiologies that people have studied.
biology
That livelihood in science dealing with living organisms, concerned with the study of embryology, anatomy, physiology, ctyology, morphology, taxonomy, genetics, evolution, and ecology.
nature
1. The natural world as it exists without human beings or civilization.
2. The elements of the natural world; such as, mountains, trees, animals, or rivers.
3. The forces and processes that produce and control all the phenomena of the material world.
4. The world of living things and the outdoors; for example, "the beauties of nature".

Quotations

The common sponge was used in ancient Greece as a gas mask, a compress, a contraceptive—and, of course, for bathing.
Science Digest, January, 1984, p. 88


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