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Theology was once regarded as the “Queen of the Sciences,”

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Theology was once regarded as the “Queen of the Sciences,” [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 06:46
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Theology was once regarded as the “Queen of the Sciences,” because every subject eventually had to meet its demands, but two hundred years ago that honor and title fell to mathematics, which enjoys __________ over not only physical science but social science as well.
A. mayhem
B. credence
C. hegemony
D. autonomy
E. dominance
F. independence


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Hegemony, dominance

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Re: Theology was once regarded as the “Queen of the Sciences,” [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2017, 08:53
We are talking about a kind of hierarchy of sciences, where mathematics is now at the top. Thus, mathematics enjoys "hegemony" and "dominance" overall.

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Re: Theology was once regarded as the “Queen of the Sciences,” [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2017, 16:14
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Just as once every subject eventually had to meet (theology’s) demands, now not only physical science but social science must meet mathematics’ demands.

This suggests that mathematics enjoys something like “rule” over these fields; the phrase Queen of the Sciences suggests the same, and perhaps a sort of “autocratic rule.” Hegemony usually describes the “dominance of one state over others,” but can also mean “the dominance of one social group, political party, etc.”

Dominance will also work. If you anticipated precisely the word autocratic, autonomy might be attractive, but it doesn’t actually work: autocratic describes government by a single person with unlimited powers, while autonomy means “self-governance.”

Hence options hegemony, dominance are best fit!
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