• Question: why do you like science

    Asked by dogs to Alastair, Emma, Hywel, Keith, Vicki on 15 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Hywel Vaughan answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      That is a really good question! I’m glad you asked that!
      Why do I like science?
      Well.. Firstly I like science because it is one of the few subjects that you can actually get definitive answers. If you think about it, History, Music, Art, they all have answers that are based on opinion and circumstance. Science however can be based upon evidence, so you can really see where an answer has come from and understand it. (I would like to point out here that I don’t have anything against History, Music or Art!)
      Most importantly though I like science because it is interesting. There are so many weird and wonderful projects out there; whether you are looking to space or to the deepest part of the ocean, they all rely on science. Computer games, planes, cars, mobile phones, quantum physics, bullet proof vests, even the chair you are sat on all rely on science and scientific principles. It isn’t just a person in a lab…
      Why do I like science? Because there is no end to what you can do with it, and because more than anything else, it is fun.

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      Emma Carter answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      I like science because I like finding out why something does what it does. I like engineering (which is one way of applying science) because I like having a go at designing and making something that’s never been made before – and if it works, all the better!

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      Vicki Stevenson answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      I think one of the main reasons I like science is because I’m a logical person and I enjoy creative hobbies like making stained glass panels. In science it’s important to be creative to get you the leap to the right idea, but being logical and thorough gets you to the final answer!

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      Alastair Sloan answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Hello again Dogs

      I guess I am a curious person and like to know answers to things and always have. When I was a kid and being told “it just is” when I asked a question really used to annoy me and I have always asked why and wanted to make sense of things. When I started having science lessons at school I found biology fascinating and wanted to know how the body worked and what went wrong during diseases and that has never changed

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      Keith Brain answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      Because it allows us to be inquisitive, to create new knowledge that often has important practical applications, because it demonstrates the cohesive uniformity and simplicity of the universe, and because through science you can meet and engage with interesting people … even if you don’t always agree with them!