"Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting." "Physics is the only real science. The rest are just stamp collecting." -- Ernest Rutherford How valid is this statement. I think it has a lot of validity considering the fact that you are learning the fundamental laws of the universe and nature. You are basically studying the "Mind Of God". Where as other sciences such as social science, geology, biology and even chemistry are more specific into detail that may be more mundane that what physics teaches. Physics seems to be the big picture of science, and thus its essence as well.