The comprehensive study of scientific data sets across all scientific disciplines, rather than restricting the testing of hypotheses to the data within an isolated sub discipline. Also known as deep science.
Proliferation theory is one example of metascience. In this case all objects, whether chemical physical or biological, are assumed to propagate and evolve. The form and function of each object arises as the result of feedbacks between propagules that is analogous to the feedbacks between transistors in electronic logic circuits.
by Microbial Ecologist January 19, 2014