• Question: is science boring?

    Asked by modtom to Hannah, Lucy, Phil, Rochelle, Stephen on 14 Mar 2017.
    • Photo: Phil Sutton

      Phil Sutton answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Science is the exact opposite of boring. Everything we have around us or us in everyday life has come about due to science. Science is about exploring new things, doing things that haven’t been done before and inventing new and exciting things. What could be more exciting than doing things no one else in the world has ever done?

    • Photo: Hannah Sargeant

      Hannah Sargeant answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      I really do love Science because it’s actually really exciting! We do lots of different things so it never gets boring and it feel like there is an important purpose to what we are doing. Generally, being a scientist isn’t about making a profit for a company, it’s about discovery and exploration!

    • Photo: Lucy Kissick

      Lucy Kissick answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      Doing research for science can be repetitive, and things can go wrong, and you might have to teach yourself things you find boring to get to the good stuff. I’m teaching myself some chemistry to better understand Mars when at the end of the day I’d like to be there with a rock hammer. But it’s all worth it. Every experiment you have to do ten times, every computer that crashes, every textbook you fall asleep over — if you really love what you do, like I do and like Stephen and Rochelle and Phil and Hannah seem to, then it doesn’t seem boring at all.

    • Photo: Stephen Pulker

      Stephen Pulker answered on 15 Mar 2017:

      Some aspects of science as a job can be as boring as any other job (such as having to deal with paperwork for getting washers made or something), but the exciting parts vastly out-way the boring ones. Science as a topic / subject / concept is as about exciting as it gets . . . its the way the world works.