The weblog of a traveller

   Dec 10

Why I’m in science

So what do you do? [Icebreaker phrase alarm! Aight, I know what’s coming]
-Biochemistry. (The degree is really called Biotechnology, but biochem more/less covers it and saves some definition of terms to someone who’s not terribly interested anyway. Also, it’s easier to pronounce.)
-Whoah! *drawing slightly back* Science is so hard! Why do you do it?

That is the standard response. For the first; I only said what field I’m in, not whether I’m any good at it so no need for awe. For the second; it’s a lot easier than medicine or engineering, and I prefer it over human sciences because it’s dependable and replicable and I like hard facts. For the third, I can make living things glow in the dark. Isn’t that reason enough?

Glowing Mushrooms

Glowing Mushrooms

Also, in a few years I can titulate myself [roaring voice] Master of Science [/roaring voice].

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  1. Victoria says:

    YES! As long as you make things glow, its fine by me! 😀

  2. Blondy says:

    Deadly actcurae answer. You’ve hit the bullseye!