Science Skills

I have expanded/ rejigged the Science lists-not too significant of the pcs as rolled but useful to be aware of while dealing with npcs. I have deleted useless sciences (eg Electronics, which is adequately served by the engineering speciality), and Planetology (which is far too broad, and replaced by a host of Earth Sciences:

PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Physics: the study of fundamental forces
Chemistry: the study of matter at the atomic, molecular and macromolecular levels

LIFE SCIENCES
Biology: Biologists study the processes of life and on Mars they look at the development of plants and animals brought here. They also study life discovered on other worlds. Biologists have a great knowledge of the diversity of life forms back on Earth.
Cybernetics:the study of blending organic and synthetic life
Genetics:the study of genetic codes and engineering

EARTH SCIENCES
Geomorphology:The interpretation of land-forms such as ridges, canyons, craters, valleys and a multitude of surface features. On most airless worlds, without oceans or vegetation to cover the surface, there is plenty to study! Importantly, the geomorphologist can explain the processes that created many land forms, and often these involve wind-blown dust, meteor impacts, volcanism or (on Mars and Titan) the action of rivers and lakes.
Geophysics: This is the study of the global or planetological whole. The structure of planets and moons interest a geophysicist, their internal make-up, the earthquakes which shake them, ancient or recent volcanoes which rise up out of them, the effects of rotation and orbital tilt, of magnetic fields and gravity. Geophysics is the ‘big picture’.
Glaciology: The study of ice masses and polar ice caps. Glaciologists study the frozen environment, the effects of ice, and the widespread phenomenon (on Mars) of frozen ground water (permafrost).
Meteorology: The study of atmospheric conditions, of winds, dust-storms, cloud formation, climate change and frost formation. Several worlds boast atmospheres worthy of study including Earth, Venus, Titan and Mars, as well as the gas giants with their ‘extreme weathers…’
Petrology: The study of rocks in all their aspects, including rock types, mineral composition and chemistry, origins, metamorphic changes, usual occurrences and the relationships to other rock types. Petrology is the prime subject of a mining geologist.
Stratigraphy: The study of historical geology, of stratified rocks, their sequencing in time and the correlation of different rock beds in different locations. A stratigrapher is a detective who can interpret the rock layers to explain the exact sequence of geological events – to say what happened when and how this relates to other structures in the area.iences).

SOCIAL SCIENCES
Archaeology : The study of ancient cultures. Many pseudo archaelogist types hunt around on Mars (especially Cydonia) for supposed alien ruins.
Anthropology: The study of intelligent living creatures and their cultures
Economics: the study of trade and markets
History: the study of the past, as seen through documents and records as opposed to physical artifacts
Linguistics: the study of languages
Philosophy: the study of beleifs and religions
Psychology: the study of intelligent living creatures

SPACE SCIENCES
Astronomy:the study of the cosmos and planetary forces
Robotics: the study of robot and drone construction and use

Science Skills

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