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When ‘Science’ Becomes Your Religion
As a child, I was told that I had an ‘inquiring mind’. I think that was a polite way of saying that I drove everyone around me nuts with constant questions.
My mother tried to get away with answering by saying things like, "Because I said so!" but that just didn’t work with me. "Why?" was my mantra and I wouldn’t stop asking until the answer made sense. It’s just the way I was – and still am.
In school, science was my first love. I went to a specialised school for maths and science and science was always simple for me – at least life sciences. Science just made sense and the beauty of how the world was made – how life was constructed – the underlying genius of biology, captured my imagination in a way that nothing else ever had before.