Being a scientist is a way of life. It does not matter if your transcript shows you have science classes, or if you degree says its “Science”. It does not matter if you have a doctorate or a diploma. A scientist is someone who uses the scientific method in his/her life. I don’t think a person can be a successful scientist if he/she does scientific experiments in a lab but does not use the scientific method in private life. It is a way of life – a life of observing, questioning, analyzing, reasoning, and coming with logical answers. One can be an Einstein without the PhD and be a great scientist and remembered forever. One can be a PhD but a creationist – a “scientist” who won’t be known outside of a tiny niche. It is a way of life one has to be willing to live every moment. You cannot turn it on and off. Either you are a scientist, or you are not. There is no in-between. Sure, science does not always provide easy answers. Many things which science shows us logically might make us uncomfortable. It sure makes me uncomfortable many times. But one must have the will power to put aside the discomfort and trust in the power of knowledge rather than seek comfort in blissful ignorance. Scientific facts aren’t eternal, but the scientific method is. Give this way of life a try – a life of infinite discoveries and unlimited knowledge. Science – a way of life for the curious mind.
You know my methods. Apply them. – Sherlock Holmes
A 102 year old lady should not wait in line for 6 hours to caste her vote. Make voting easier. It is the first and foremost right of a democracy. The party that sat in silence at voting reform proposal, this is the reason why you are becoming a regional minority party.
Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. – Seneca the Younger (ca. 4 BC – 65 AD)
Who does the theory of evolution offend – the one we call the Uncaused Cause or the Blind Watchmaker, or man’s ego at the special-ness of his ‘creation’? If you believe in a God-being, you should be in love with science. If you believe in story-tellers and in your own importance, you should stick to religion and theology.