User talk:William T. Watson
Message from Dr. Watson
Historically, science has been divided into broad fields which rarely overlapped each other. The last few decades, however, have witnessed an unprecedented convergence in the sciences. The consequences of applying experimental science to the observational sciences has yielded an explosion in our basic understanding of natural phenomena. Biology, once the domain of naturalists with weather-proof notebooks and pencils, has increasingly become the realm of chemists. But chemistry is essentially a subset of physics, in that a true description of matter and its energetic changes is accomplished by application of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. As physics becomes increasingly applied to the study of biology, future discoveries promise to dwarf our current knowledge. Developing the tools of biophysics lies at the cutting edge of modern science. Consider as examples, MRI, NMR, X-Ray diffraction, and optical tweezers. And there is much more to come.