Why is law not an exact science?
What are the implications for healthcare?
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1. Why is law not an exact science?
Law, in politics and jurisprudence, is a set of rules or norms of conduct which mandate, proscribe or permit specified relationships among people and organizations, provide methods for ensuring the impartial treatment of such people, and provide punishments for those who do not follow the established rules of conduct. In other words, in human societies, law is a set of norms, which can be seen both in a sociological or in a philosophical or semantic sense. Thus, human law has a subjective component; human error is thus introduced into law. Although the laws are objectivley stated, they are interpreted and judged by human beings. It is thus considered a 'soft' science; and not an exact science.
In contrast, in science, a law of nature, an empirical law or principle, or physical law is a statement that describes regular or patterned relationships among observable phenomena. These are objective laws, never changing laws; thus, the law of nature is referred to an exact science.
Human laws, however, change. For example, Common law is ...
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