• Question: Do you love science?

    Asked by girl to Anil, Blanka, Cees, Emma, Mike on 25 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by jadie, mary10, danielius, bonny123, whmegandnath.
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      Michael Cook answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      I do! I really do. Science is absolutely great.

      I didn’t always like science. At school I really hated biology, and I wasn’t very good at chemistry. Physics was quite fun, but I didn’t want to do it when I was older. I didn’t really know about computer science, and my school didn’t offer anything like it, so when I arrived at university it was very exciting to find out about so much all of a sudden!

      Science is fun because it’s about finding out things for the first time. Learning things that no-one knew before, or answering questions which people have wondered about forever. Science seems to attract people who are fun and interesting, too – I like all the people I work with.

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      Emma Trantham answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      I love all the different sciences to one extent or another. Biology is my favourite but I do also love bits from the other sciences (although I’ve never really had any exposure to computer science – I feel like I’ve missed out 🙁 )

      What I love, like Michael, is the questioning and problem solving aspect of science. In science nothing is taken for granted – things are looked at, investigated and then the results analysed to see what we have learned. My favourite bit is when I get the results from one of my experiments – I am learning something about the bacteria that I work with that no one else knows yet!

      I also agree with Michael that science seems to attract really interesting people – in fact doing science is a great way to make fascinating new friends 🙂

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      Blanka Sengerova answered on 25 Jun 2012:

      Yes, I do, mostly for the questioning and unknown aspect of the subject. In school I was really interested in chemistry but didn’t really want to stick to the non-living things. My parents working in bioinfoirmatics gave me some insight into genetics and I decided that the biochemistry/chemical biology/genetics route would be the most fun for me to follow.

      Don’t get me wrong, there are days when things are just not working/making sense at all, but the eureka moments make up for it!