1. It was a science directed not at controlling nature as much as identifying the connections of nature.
2. It was a fragmented science.
3. It was a science that was predicated on the belief in the certainty or necessity of genuine knowledge claims, and their universality.
4. It is a science that assumes the distinction between matter and form. Hylemorphism.
5. It is a science that is textually-based.
6. It is a science was one that developed without the aid of Christianity.