I have been a biologist for as long as I can remember. I remember that I was always flipping through Zoobooks and this kid-friendly “encyclopedia” series called Wildlife Explorer that was about 4 binders long, full of cards about different animals species (they also had a space edition of this series.) I was so full of questions that my uncle made a rule especially for me to eat my dinner, ‘One question one bite.’ To which my response was always “But why?”And that’s what science is all about.
Science is “the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.” That’s the very making of what makes us all human. The questioning of why something happens and trying to figure that out. Science helps us do that. It is broken up into three main principles. Biology (what we see happening), chemistry (why something happens) and physics (which explains how it works). And I did not understand that until I got to college and started working on my degree in Biology. My professor conveyed this and resolved my question as to why I had to complete all these prerequisites before I could jump into the nitty gritty of my major.
Everything is connected, you cannot have one disciple without the other. So when I heard that there was going to be an event called the March for Science, where people who believe that science is integral, I knew that it was necessary for me to participate. Science is everywhere, in everything around us and everything we do! From the atomic level to the vastness of the universe. When you cook, use your smartphone, or even when the sun warms up your skin. It explains what we experience everyday. It helps us understand how things work and why things behave the way they do.
“Science is the best idea humans have ever had. The more people who embrace that idea, the better.” – Bill Nye