How did YOU get interested in science?

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How did YOU get interested in science?
« on: 16/06/2016 22:06:05 »
Evan - how do you know this stuff?
« Last Edit: 19/06/2016 11:58:53 by evan_au »
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Re: How did YOU get interested in science?
« Reply #1 on: 17/06/2016 11:55:33 »
Quote from: chris
how do you know this stuff?
A long-term interest in understanding whatever I can of creation:
  • When I was a child, an older cousin stayed with us; I read all his electronics magazines.
  • My cousin had copies of all the high school science textbooks on the shelf; I read many of them before I got to high school (but I lacked the mathematical tools for a quantitative understanding of physics).
  • As a teenager, I enjoyed reading Isaac Asimov's non-fiction essays on science and all the back-issues of Scientific American in the school library
  • This interest has been fueled by listening to podcasts in more recent years.
  • Participation in this forum has caused me to look into a variety of topics in more detail.
I use my vague recollection of a topic as an index into Wikipedia, which expands and updates my general knowledge of a subject...

And I'm happy to share my little discoveries with others.

Chris, I could ask the same question of yourself - you seem to be able to answer almost any question in phone-in radio segments...
« Last Edit: 17/06/2016 19:45:28 by evan_au »

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Re: How did YOU get interested in science?
« Reply #2 on: 17/06/2016 22:53:30 »
Wow; Evan - how do you know this stuff?
Maybe he's the Evan essence of knowledge [;)]
and the misguided shall lead the gullible,
the feebleminded have inherited the earth.

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Re: How did YOU get interested in science?
« Reply #3 on: 17/06/2016 23:47:07 »
Evan - you are very good at translating any aspect of physics  (as far as I can tell) into extremely clear, jargon-free explanations. If you are not already, you would be an amazing school teacher.
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Re: How did YOU get interested in science?
« Reply #4 on: 19/06/2016 12:36:46 »
Feel free to post your little autobiography here - what inspired you to become interested in science, how did you learn, how have you applied it, and what are you doing to inspire others?

I am sure others can learn from our personal stories.