Vlad, on 21 November 2012 - 06:20 PM, said:
I love science with a passion, even though I'm basically useless when it comes to it. It never ceases to astound and impress me, and I commend all those who engage in it. Even you, Stoove, even you.
- Wow! Yay!
Thanks a lot =]
Mutterkorn, on 21 November 2012 - 07:15 PM, said:
I like science as it explains the world around me.
I am not much into mathematics, but if you see what is necessary to perform simple tasks,like keeping a car on the road, thats amazing.
It's sad when people say things like this, because you don't have to like maths to like doing science. Maths is more like a useful tool that we have to use, rather than a pursuit in it's own right (apart from when you're a mathematician, but let's not go there...)
I'm really not good at maths, unfortunately. I kinda wish I was, but it's certainly not impossible to be a good scientist and a bad mathematician. In the end, science comes down to having a deep understanding of whatever it is you study. Maths is just the best way of getting to that.