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This is for all of you who hold onto the staunch belief that science is boring and is kept behind the walls of laboratories and between the covers of dry, boring textbooks; all of you who think science is exclusively practiced by mad scientists in white lab coats, or simply is a bunch of facts and equations that you are forced to memorize, and a category of classes in school that you are supposed to fail because it is foreign, difficult to understand, and to do well in it would label you a nerd.
If you are in this crowd, please stop. You're insulting science.
Love it or hate it, science is all around you. You live it, breathe it, and thrive in it; what do you think you are, anyway? To borrow loosely from a Fight Club quote, nothing more than some decaying organic carbon-based life form, just like everyone else. You probably even--gasp!--practice science yourself without even knowing it. When was the last time something you were using broke and you went right ahead to try and fix theRead more...