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Technically, you're right, it was never stated specifically that exochemistry is a science unto itself, i.e. a specific branch of chemistry. In reality, though, what else could it be? I have degrees in both biology and chemistry, and I can guarantee you that every class I took corresponds to a branch of biology or chemistry. You name it, organic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physiology, genetics, anatomy, cellular biology, and even very specialized courses like stoichiometry, all are specific branches of science and have people that specialize in those fields. I think it would be a pretty safe bet that if there's a class in exochemistry, there are exochemists as well. -- Renegade54 23:37, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
- No one was sure how to define exochemistry in the first place, which apparently seems to be a non-existant field of science. There are a couple of sites that define exochemistry in different ways (either attributing it with astrochemistry/cosmochemistry or defining it in other ways). In lieu of arbitrarily choosing a definition, I simply made it more ambiguous by focusing on the class and not the undoubtedly existing science that that class was about.--Tim Thomason 23:57, 26 May 2007 (UTC)
- Yeah, that's valid. :) -- Renegade54 04:25, 27 May 2007 (UTC)