Computer Science comprises many paradoxes, the least of which is merely the nomenclature of its own name. Is Computer Science a science? We have known sciences to be natural, social or formal, to none of which Computer belongs. We have also known sciences to be called by their names without tagging on ‘science’ as a suffix. We don’t say Physics Science, Chemistry Science or Biology Science; nor do we say Sociology Science and so on. However, when it comes to Computer Science, we lack the confidence in ‘Computer’ (or perhaps ‘Computers’) to carry its own weight as a science, so we qualify it by referencing its discipline as Computer Science.
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