22 Reasons You Should Never Study Science

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Don’t waste your time.

1. Only nerds like science.

2. Because it’s really boring.

4. Scientists don’t do anything except work.

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5. They spend literally their whole lives sciencing.

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Natalie Portman, Oscar-winning actor, BA Psychology, Harvard ‘03, and co-author of two scientific papers.

6. And don’t have any other interests at all.

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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?

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8. Name me one thing that science has improved in your daily life.

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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.

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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.

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The spinning vortex at Saturn’s north polar storm.

13. Forget about learning something new everyday.

14. Or creating something new yourself.

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Dissolvable electronics from the University of Illinois.

15. You’ll never see things that nobody else sees.

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NASA’s LADEE rocket launches in Virginia.

16. You’ll never get to work with people across the globe.

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A small fraction of the CMS collaboration at CERN, Geneva.

17. Or have a chance to just follow your own curiosity wherever it leads.

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Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica.

18. You’ll never have one of those “Eureka!” moments.

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19. Or jump for joy when your project is successful.

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Professor Monica Grady, Open University, part of the Philae comet lander team.

20. You’ll never stay up all night working on a problem because you want to.

21. Or because you literally did not notice the sun go down and come up again hours later.

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22. Because, like we said, it’s just so boring.

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View from the Soyuz capsule as it reenters Earth’s atmosphere.

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