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    So, some questions i suppose.

    I plan on going back to college this spring to start a bio degree. The problem is that i really am not sure what area I would like to go into. I prefer to be active, outdoors, wandering around in nature. I know that only I can really make up my mind in this area, but I just wanted some input from people who know the field. Anyone who is involved in a sort of similar (or dissimilar yet interesting field of science), feel free to tell me a bit about what you do and if you actually find it enjoyable.





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    I like all science, if I was religious I may say that god has blessed me with science. I chose to specialize in Physics because exploring the cosmos in some small way is nearly as good as sex to me. Can I have the sex though instead please? :P


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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    I like all science, if I was religious I may say that god has blessed me with science. I chose to specialize in Physics because exploring the cosmos in some small way is nearly as good as sex to me. Can I have the sex though instead please? :P
    If only it were that easy!

    You might investigate enviromental sciences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony John C
    You might investigate enviromental sciences.
    Very lucrative these days if you can stomach the loss of scientific integrity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
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    You might investigate enviromental sciences.
    Very lucrative these days if you can stomach the loss of scientific integrity.
    He did ask for fields, not whether he would keep his integrity in said fields.
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    Fields? Hmmmmm fields? fields? fields? Maybe she could count cows in a field. Theres a guy who counts jelly fish here I think, so why not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    Fields? Hmmmmm fields? fields? fields? Maybe she could count cows in a field. Theres a guy who counts jelly fish here I think, so why not?

    A PHD in cow counting! Genius!! That would be so worth the 20 grand a year for tuition. I wonder what there thesis for there doctorate would be? "The grandose world of cow counting and its benifits!" :-D Count me In!
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    How about beer testing and the socioeconomic effects there in? They could save on the funding because most students and tutors splash their grants in the bar anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    How about beer testing and the socioeconomic effects there in? They could save on the funding because most students and tutors splash their grants in the bar anyway.
    Haha thats so funny, and so very sad. :P
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    Seriously though I'd love to do a PhD. It would be so cool to have doctor in front of your name even though the initiative of studying for a PhD is scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    Seriously though I'd love to do a PhD. It would be so cool to have doctor in front of your name even though the initiative of studying for a PhD is scary.
    Yep it would be a great feeling, and would certainly help in the picking up of beautiful women.
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    8) 8)



    Yes doctor I'll get right on that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
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    Yes doctor I'll get right on that for you.
    OMG SOooo Hot

    Thats the kind of babes PhDs get. Well cool ones anyways. Does cow counting count as a cool one? 0_o
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    is there a PhD in sex?
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    What do you think this one specializing in?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostofMaxwell
    What do you think this one specializing in?:

    Either medicine or sex, I'm hoping for the latter. All these hot girls and no way of introducing them to the man of their dreams.
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    Yeah email this one and tell her about me.
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    the funny thing is that i have a similar nurse outfit to the first one, lol. Physics is lovely. I have thought about conservation or something like that, but i don't know if i could stand the pretension, it's the reason i quit school to begin with. I've thought about botany or maybe something in the geo-science field. I dig the cosmos too. I guess it will just have to be played by ear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothuian
    the funny thing is that i have a similar nurse outfit to the first one,.
    Do show us the pics.
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    lol, that's not very forum friendly...and doesn't give me any insight
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    Maxwell, Tony.. I don't understand how the original post could trigger such a frenzy of offtopic bla, it's fine if you want to continue sharing erotic pictures with eachother but there's a different place for that..

    Lothuian, while I know very little about Biology I would advise you to look at interdisciplinary courses in the area of bio-geology / biogeography, which study interactions between biology and the physical environment. I don't know if this is really a fully developped field of science, but any biology course with a geological perspective, or geology course with a biological perspective might be interesting.
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    thank you i'll look into it. I want to make sure i get to be outdoors and do research.
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    Take some ecology courses - especially labs. In my ecology lab we got to go tromping through ponds to gather little fish and aquatic bugs, walk though fens and bogs, and gather plant samples/observe insects in parks and along trails, and feed chipmunks and identify trees in forests. In my plant physiological ecology class we got to go hiking through the forest as well. Sounds like these sorts of things are just what you're looking for, and ecology is a very broad field with a great deal of options when it comes to specialization. I myself plan on going to grad school for behavioral ecology - which will most likely involve sitting outside and observing animals for a large part of every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothuian
    Anyone who is involved in a sort of similar (or dissimilar yet interesting field of science), feel free to tell me a bit about what you do and if you actually find it enjoyable.

    I chose Genetics by virtue of elimination through my coursework. The other biology courses were not nearly as interesting to me. So you may find that one topic turns you on.

    I second that geobiology is a fantastic field (I'm currently dabbling in it) precisely because you travel all 'round the world to various geological sites, and whatnot. Our lab descends to the ocean floor every few years, to hydrothermal vents, the gyres, and other areas of earth history interest. Most of the coursework in geobiology involves fieldtrips to famous fossil sites (burgess shale, others) which is priceless.

    So, now I'm working on the genetics (my degree) of bacteria that consume methane at the ocean floor (that's the geology part), and hopefully this contributes to our understanding of greenhouse gas escape (personal job satisfaction) ... which may suggest that no matter what field you major in, you might end up somewhere else, using your skills. Don't feel like you are boxing yourself in with one or another major - I recommend finding a good college and finding the best professors you can work for -- rather than worrying about the specific field.

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    Take some ecology courses - especially labs. In my ecology lab we got to go tromping through ponds to gather little fish and aquatic bugs, walk though fens and bogs, and gather plant samples/observe insects in parks and along trails, and feed chipmunks and identify trees in forests. In my plant physiological ecology class we got to go hiking through the forest as well. Sounds like these sorts of things are just what you're looking for, and ecology is a very broad field with a great deal of options when it comes to specialization. I myself plan on going to grad school for behavioral ecology - which will most likely involve sitting outside and observing animals for a large part of every day.
    That sounds absolutely beautiful and right up my alley. I already run around in the woods hanging with the forest creatures and identifying plants, minerals, and trees etc..

    So, now I'm working on the genetics (my degree) of bacteria that consume methane at the ocean floor (that's the geology part), and hopefully this contributes to our understanding of greenhouse gas escape (personal job satisfaction) ... which may suggest that no matter what field you major in, you might end up somewhere else, using your skills. Don't feel like you are boxing yourself in with one or another major - I recommend finding a good college and finding the best professors you can work for -- rather than worrying about the specific field.
    That also sounds really interesting. I have been browsing a few schools. I'm just getting general classes out of the way and already have 2 1/2 years of college under my belt from back in the day when i was an art major and bio minor. I wasn't a fan of the school i was attending, so i quit for awhile. I want to go back probably in WA state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lothuian
    Take some ecology courses - especially labs. In my ecology lab we got to go tromping through ponds to gather little fish and aquatic bugs, walk though fens and bogs, and gather plant samples/observe insects in parks and along trails, and feed chipmunks and identify trees in forests. In my plant physiological ecology class we got to go hiking through the forest as well. Sounds like these sorts of things are just what you're looking for, and ecology is a very broad field with a great deal of options when it comes to specialization. I myself plan on going to grad school for behavioral ecology - which will most likely involve sitting outside and observing animals for a large part of every day.
    That sounds absolutely beautiful and right up my alley. I already run around in the woods hanging with the forest creatures and identifying plants, minerals, and trees etc..

    So, now I'm working on the genetics (my degree) of bacteria that consume methane at the ocean floor (that's the geology part), and hopefully this contributes to our understanding of greenhouse gas escape (personal job satisfaction) ... which may suggest that no matter what field you major in, you might end up somewhere else, using your skills. Don't feel like you are boxing yourself in with one or another major - I recommend finding a good college and finding the best professors you can work for -- rather than worrying about the specific field.
    That also sounds really interesting. I have been browsing a few schools. I'm just getting general classes out of the way and already have 2 1/2 years of college under my belt from back in the day when i was an art major and bio minor. I wasn't a fan of the school i was attending, so i quit for awhile. I want to go back probably in WA state.
    Like free radical said, don't worry about choosing a specific subject right now. But definitely get yourself into labs and practicals - these are the best way to give you an idea of what your lifestyle might be like in any given field.
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