Sunday, May 06, 2012

My Lost, Would-be Life as a Scientist: David Ng and Chewbacca

When I was in high school, I knew for sure I was going to be a research scientist--in biology to be specific (an oncologist, to be hyper-specific). An ungodly awful brush with organic chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin did me in, however, and the rest, as they say, is history. But every now and then I run into something that makes me pine away for the fitted white lab coat, makes me wallow in nostalgia, reverie, (and envy) for a world of microscopes, beakers, and white rats. David Ng is that present something--I stumbled upon him on; here's a great piece on the scientific method: