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In the [[SCA]], the term '''sciences''' refers to the study and emulation of [[period]] sciences and not to the practice of true period sciences (as many, such as [[medicine]], are unsafe or impractical now). Some people feel that in this sense the word science is inaccurate but it is still used by the vast majority of people.
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In the Middle Ages science was generally understood to be what was taught in the [[quadrivium]]. This consisted of [[arithmetic]], [[geometry]], [[music]] and [[astronomy]], all of which aimed at systematically studying and explaining the natural world. Today the word ''science'' has shifted in its interpretation slightly, making the idea of studying a science in the [[SCA]] seem a little unusual.
  
 
== Some period Sciences ==
 
== Some period Sciences ==

Revision as of 22:51, 26 October 2003

In the Middle Ages science was generally understood to be what was taught in the quadrivium. This consisted of arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy, all of which aimed at systematically studying and explaining the natural world. Today the word science has shifted in its interpretation slightly, making the idea of studying a science in the SCA seem a little unusual.

Some period Sciences

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