Don’t waste your time.
4. Scientists don’t do anything except work.
5. They spend literally their whole lives sciencing.
6. And don’t have any other interests at all.
Brian May, lead guitarist in Queen and PhD in Astrophysics, Imperial College London.
7. And what has science ever done for the rest of us?
8. Name me one thing that science has improved in your daily life.
9. Where are our jetpacks?!
Yves Rossy, aka Jetman, in Dubai last year.
10. Studying science won’t allow you to contribute to society in any meaningful way.
A Syrian child receives a polio vaccination.
11. Or make you see the world in a different way.
A year’s worth of ice and vegetation cycles on Earth.
12. Or other worlds, for that matter.
The spinning vortex at Saturn’s north polar storm.
14. Or creating something new yourself.
Dissolvable electronics from the University of Illinois.
15. You’ll never see things that nobody else sees.
NASA’s LADEE rocket launches in Virginia.
16. You’ll never get to work with people across the globe.
A small fraction of the CMS collaboration at CERN, Geneva.
17. Or have a chance to just follow your own curiosity wherever it leads.
Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.
18. You’ll never have one of those “Eureka!” moments.
19. Or jump for joy when your project is successful.
Professor Monica Grady, Open University, part of the Philae comet lander team.