If you ponder them a bit, you'll find that several scientific theories have philosophical parallels to human nature, society and life in general.  For example, Murphy's Law (If anything can go wrong, it will).  Thats what I find especially intriguing: the intersection of science and sociology/psychology.  

WoundedButterfly WoundedButterfly
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6 Responses Mar 5, 2009

That's why I love pondering those kinds of things...they inspire both my inner philosopher and my inner scientist.

" Thats what I find especially intriguing: the intersection of science and sociology/psychology."<br />
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That is exactly how I feel. :-)

Entropy is, in essence, the tendency for the universe to be chaotic.<br />
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Like if you label a bunch of flashcards from 1-50 and then shuffle them/mix them up. The odds aren't very high that when you look through them, they'll be in the exact same order they were before you shuffled them.<br />
That's entropy. Sort of.

Hehe, yeah. Other theories, though, seem to bear some credibility. Entropy, for example. It's so strikingly apparent in the nature of mankind's lifestyle that it appears to have spawned from us, rather than having been present before us.

That's true. I hear that deep physics is raw philosophy- dealing with matters of fr<x>ames of reference and whatnot. Pretty interesting stuff, methinks.

Well, a lot of scientific theories were derived from philosophy. Even new ones, like theories about quantum physics. Only after extensive reasoning were they backed up by scientific evidence. <br />
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As for Murphy's law, it's more of a probability law + some basic assumptions (if something goes wrong, it will irritate you, raising your blood pressure, thus increasing the chance of making another mistake) + basic physics (the side of the bread with the butter is heavier and will in most cases fall on that side).