• Question: Hello! What is your favourite thing about science? Thank You!

    Asked by may13128 on 8 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by flittle35, bropest, leilapops06, graceandacacia, mistry.
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      Sophie Scott answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      Finding things out! It’s always exciting to look at data!

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      Wendy M. Grossman answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      Finding out what’s true and what’s unknown. The latter is important; all sciences except mathematics operate with some degree of uncertainty. (In mathematics, once something is proven and other mathematicians agree the proof is sound, it stays proven – in mathematical terms, a theory becomes a theorem.)


    • Photo: Nadine Lavan

      Nadine Lavan answered on 8 Jan 2018:

      Coming up with an idea and a design for an experiment that will then hopefully show me something we didn’t know before!

    • Photo: Freya Wilson

      Freya Wilson answered on 9 Jan 2018:

      When something unexpected happens! It usually means something is broken or you made a mistake, but sometimes it can be really exciting because you might be about to learn something that we didn’t know before.

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      Alyssa Alcorn answered on 9 Jan 2018:

      Research methods. I love research methods, and social science methodology books. They impose a totally superficial order on a chaotic universe, and give me the sense I may actually have the tools to solve some of the problems that exist in the world.