noun. Only with years of training in this applied science can one tell the difference between chicken salad and chicken a la turd.
Real citation: "doktor of chickenshitology"
(May 4, 2002, http://www.popeye-x.com/antippx13_frm.htm)
Made-up citation: "Deciding between astrophysics and chickenshitology was the hardest part of college for me... Ultimately, this was not an either/or but a both/and situation, and I did a double major: Where better to embrace chickenshittery than in the far reaches of space, where even I feel safe from the menacing hordes that stumble droolingly across the plain?"