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    What kind of science do you like?

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    Well, there are several different kinds/types/subjects in science. What's your favorite? I love learning about space, planets, and pretty much anything atronomy related. In first grade I wanted to be an astronaut. What about you?
     
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    If I had to pick I'd say Chemistry. Biology is annoying for me and Physics are equivelent to math. At least in chemestry I get to mess around with dangerous and possibly flameable materials!

    EDIT: It must have slipped my mind, but computer science is a science right?

    Screw the test tubes and give me a keyboard!
     
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    Eh, my Chemistry teacher is abolutely awful! So was my biology teacher! (bad luck in the world of science for me.) Guess then Earth science in 7th grade was the most fun I had with science. Since then, I've been bad at it. :p
     
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    Biology / Animal Sciences. Chemistry if it's lab based and not "screw around with useless formulas."

    Of course, biology can be bad if it's run the same way. I'm not big on pencil-pushing.
     
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    Chemistry, Physics, Genetics. I thouroughly enjoyed doing those science courses back in high school. They were always extremely interesting and really excercised the brain.
     
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    I was a professional research chemist in my youth. But I am also fascinated with physics and mathematics. I'm also interested in the less pure sciences of astronomy, geology, and minerology.

    I've less interest in biology, and the "softer" sciences like psychology, economics, sociology, for which theories tend to be more statistics-based than founded upon more precisely measurable foundations.

    I grew up studying science, and was learning from a college chemistry textbook when I was still in elementary school. I consider myself a scientist above anything else.
     
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    Cogito Biology is by far one fo the more intruiging sciences.
     
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    So, everybody likes biology and chemistry?

    Yeah, I'd say so. But I only understand files. How the computer operates is a mystery to me...
     
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    Well, most of the biology I was exposed to was more concerned with classification then upon any rigorous scientific methodology. I don't actively dislike biology, I just have less interest in it than in mathematics and the physical sciences.
     
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    Computer science is an applied science (a technology). There is a fair amount of mathematical theory involved, though.
     
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    Haha, I would no all the types of sciences if my teacher's weren't flakes.
     
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    I loved compur science since I first programmed my computer to print the words "Hello World" in the DOS window :D. But yeah mathmatics blah :confused:.
     
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    Teachers make a big difference. Bad/idiotic/mean/arrogant teachers ruin everything.

    I have an odd fascination with tornadoes and storms, but for some reason I've never been interested in the science behind them. Weird.

    Physics are just plain confusing. :p
     
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    I had a rather nasty arrogant teacher for chemistry. If you didn't get it the first time he'd give you a cone hat that says "DUH! I'm with stupid!" and sit you at outside the class.

    I learnt so much from him and I loved the class. I'm just strange though :p:p
     
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    He made you wear a dunce cap? NOT COOL!

    But you did learn a lot from him? Interesting...

    Is medical science its own science or does it go under a certain category?
     
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    One of the first computer programs I wrote was a spacewar game in Z80 machine language. One of the things I had to do was design a fast square root algorithm.

    Fortunately, I'm a math geek, so it was actually fun. :D
     
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    Medical science is an applied science that boroughs from many true sciences: biology of course, chemistry, thermodynamics, physics, mathematics...
     
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    So it's a combination of several different things. I see. Interesting.

    Let's get specific. What in whatever subject of science interests you most?
     
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    the dunce cap yes....I wore it once! <hangs head in shame> But it was a good teaching method. Once we all learnt that he was serious with it we applied ourselves a lot more in class and learnt everything a lot quicker and easier as well. We had to apply ourselves 200% or wear the cap. I'd rather hurt my brian than my pride back in school.

    He may have been arrogant and down right horrid, but his teachings methods worked well. At the end of the day a teacher has to find a level playing field with their students or they can't teach each other anything....<just my thoughts on that anyways>
     
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    So, you're saying he was a good teacher, for a monster.
     
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    No he was an excellent teacher for a monster :p
     
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    I've never had a bad teacher. Yay for me!
     
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    I've had some truly horrible teachers, and I have had some outstanding ones too
     
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    A tough teacher can truely be rewarding, but all the teachers I don't like just don't apply themselves to the class so I don't learn anything.
     
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    I like all sciences. Even the maths, especially quantum physics.
    I don't understand the mathematical equations, but when its put into layman terms I love seeing how the universe is WIERD!!!!
    And I try to read the newest stuff in the various fields of science for general interest. Such as the latest research into A.I., the newest pet theory about the environment and weather, space is always a key interest for me as well.
    You never know when one of these ideas will make a cool story.
     

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