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How did you get interested in science?

jvchamary (845612) writes | about a year and a half ago

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jvchamary writes "I'm currently writing a book that uses superheroes to explore scientific research. The aim is to get ordinary people excited about science, so I'd love to hear how you got into it, especially if you were once fascinated but then lost interest, or only discovered a love of science late in life (Was this prompted by something?) It would also be useful to find out what you now do as a job. Your replies will help me write the introduction, and hopefully turn a few non-nerds into Slashdot members."
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Like many, I'm sure... (1)

Dngrsone (2820801) | about a year and a half ago | (#42708803)

My horoscope said I would have a successful career in science. My horoscope lied... I'm an avionics tech.

Interested (1)

JohnVanVliet (945577) | about a year and a half ago | (#42709213)

I got interested back in July 20, 1969

At the ripe old age of almost 2 years old

after that the "bug" hit me in 1979 "voyager

the Jupiter pics then the Saturn images got me HOOKED .

Summer after second grade (1)

dpilot (134227) | about a year and a half ago | (#42710259)

I had a friend several years older. One day in the early summer we went to the bookmobile, that stopped at the end of our street. At the time I was into submarines, big-time, and had picked out a few age-appropriate submarine books. She mocked me for my little "two-page books." So I saw "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," had seen references to it before, and checked it out. It was a bit much for a second grader, and it took me several renewals to read it, but I wasn't about to allow her to successfully mock me. This got me into science fiction, then into science.

Of course as someone else mentioned, I was glued to the TV the whole day on July 20, 1969. But even before that, in grade school they would call everyone down to the gymnasium to watch the Mercury launches on a black&white TV on a cart.

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