Pharyngula

Worst. Question. Ever.

I’ve been reluctant to answer the latest question from the Head Office, because it sucks. Nothing personal, but it just doesn’t work for me.

Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?

I’m sorry, but there is no interesting scientific research outside of my discipline. The evo and the devo are the way to go. If I were starting over, there are things I would do differently and skill sets I’d try to acquire that would give me a better handle on the research, but do something else? What? This is where the exciting questions are!

I suppose if I were cast out of Eden and forced to do something else, I’d…aw, heck. Nothing comes to mind. My father wanted me to do an apprenticeship in refrigerator repair, so I might as well do that. Good money, reasonable hours, paid vacations…I could use my free time after work to read the journals and sigh.

Comments

  1. #1 tus
    February 24, 2008

    pz, i wish i had your single field desire.

    i have a hard time because i love EVERY field with a passion, i cant chose one. i wish i could live forever so i could study them all.
    and not just science either, engineering, computer science (ok, that is a science…it says so in the name), foreign languages, computer languages, martial arts, everything but automotives…because i hate cars.

    maybe if i didnt love so many fields, i could dedicate myself to just one.

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