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- n. Plural form of non-science.
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The non-sciences such as law are not subject to the rules of Aristotelian logic in the same way math and the hard sciences physics, chem, etc... are.
Certainly an interest in regularity as opposed to anomaly is one of the factors that has distinguished sciences such as astronomy from non-sciences such as astrology, both in China and elsewhere.
Cosmologists, astronomers, solar physicists etc. are these all non-sciences too?