Friday, April 5, 2013

The Good About Science

I think often  people express all the bad about science.
I am guilty of it also. Lack of funding. Hard to find a job. Discrimination. All the politics. Hard to publish. Blah blah blah. But what about the good in science. We don't often hear people talking about that.

I love science, I love it. I mean if you read my blog you know this because I spend much of my free time doing weird and random science experiments or engineering or programming projects. The past few days I have been working on some really cool projects, building and developing DIY lab equipment, programming machine learning stuff, optimizing my 3D printer and other extra special projects I will write about soon. It is so much fun, it is so beautiful.

I love science and building stuff it is my heart and soul. I love learning and thinking and contemplating. These things challenge me in such a way that I constantly have motivation to learn more and try harder.

Problems. That is what inspires me. How do I solve this problem? How can I gain/provide more insight on this topic? I constantly think about these things.

Ideas. That is what inspires me. Nothing makes me more excited than a new idea that is complicated enough to challenge me and requires me to learn and gain new skills or combine skills in a new way in order to bring the idea to reality.

Some people do science or do engineering. It is different for me. I am a scientist and an engineer. Someone once asked me what I would do if I was last person left on Earth and I said "I would go to work and do research and it would be nice because no one else would be around." Now I am developing my own personal lab/work space at home so I guess I could just stay home and work. 

I am not one of those people who can sit around and do nothing all day or watch TV. I have so many things I want to study or work on or accomplish or fix or develop or discover.

Science shows me the beautiful parts of the world. It allows my life to be exciting without even leaving my chair. Science and engineering and knowledge have given me the ability to discover amazing things and see beauty without traveling to far away places.

Yeah it has been hard work and yeah it sucks sometimes but I won't give it up, I can't give it up.