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The Importance of Earth Science

            People have many views on how important earth science is in comparison to other branches of knowledge. To determine if earth science is a supreme form of knowledge we must first determine what knowledge is. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary knowledge is "the fact or condition of knowing something with familiarity gained through experience or association" it also defines it as the "understanding of a science, art, or technique." Therefore, in order for something to be considered as knowledge it must be true to the person that has that knowledge and be able to speak about it with easiness when asked about it. We also have to determine what earth science is, the Oxford dictionary defines it as "the branch of science dealing with physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere." Some of the elements earth science deals with are geology, oceanography, and meteorology. .
             Earth science is important for many reasons. Scientists use the knowledge of this science to design methods that protect the planet from all the damage we do to it. Others use it to study the movement of the earth's insides. And some others use it to try to determine where to get the minerals and resources we use from the earth. .
             We as humans build things on the earth, grow things on earth, and pretty much depend on its environment in more than one way. From buildings our houses on it all the way the vegetation that farmers grow. Scientists are in one way involved on the decisions that will be taken on where such things could take place on. For example, if you want to build or buy a house on a hillside it would be a very good idea to consult with a person who has an expertise on such situations. The soil underneath such property could be in the process of changing from a stable condition to an unstable one and this would cause you to lose your property in a landslide. By consulting with such expert he could study the soil and advise you if the property you are about to buy is good for you according to the place it's located on.

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