Diversity of Science
Starting college, I was certain I would follow in the footsteps of every member in my family and become a pilot. Well two and a half years later I am now over half way through a degree in medicine. Although it may appear to be a complete change in direction, the fact is that it was not. Aviation and medicine are just two out of the hundreds of topics that share a connection through a love for science.
In a quote by Ken Jenkins he states, “I think science has enjoyed an extraordinary success because it has such a limited and narrow realm in which to focus its efforts. Namely, the physical universe”. Though Jenkins conveys a hint of sarcasm in his statement, he also clearly addresses the fact that the study of science has no boundaries. There are countless fields of science that when put together work to create an explanation for the entire universe in which we live in. Whether it is calculating the speed of a 300,000 kg 777 aircraft with a breaking force of 445,000 N or determining what cells produce fibers that form the framework of lymphatic organs, there are no limits to the diversity of knowledge that can be obtained when one chooses to pursue an interest in science.