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Furries in Science

Fallowfox

Are we moomin, or are we dancer?
This forum desperately needs some more relateable and positive topics.

Lots of furries tend to be interested in academics, as well as art, which is a little surprising. I'm not sure whether this is explained by a greater scientific interest among young people in general.

Are any of you scientists or training to be scientists at the moment? If you are, why are you interested in the sciences?

I'm an undergraduate in geology and earth sciences and I hope to specialise into palaeontology for my research placement/master degree next year. I'm surprised that I've found myself increasingly interested in the life sciences, given that I had previously been more interested in the physical sciences. Most of the physics on my course has been continuum mechanics, which I find tricky, so perhaps that's why.
 

Simo

Professional Watermelon Farmer
I majored in psychology and English, writing and American Lit emphasis, because I wasn't so great at math, and my college had a horribly competitive math department...but, if I could go back, something related to ecology/zoology/conservation would appeal to be, something that I could be passionate and excited about. That, or evolution and taxonomy, either of plants or animals.

I'm looking into programs to teach English in Madagascar, or thinking of possibly joining the Peace Core as a way of going there; it's among the places I most would like to see, due to it's curious plant and animal life, cut off in ways from the rest of the world, rather like another version of Australia.

So had I been better at math, I think I would have, but beyond Trig, I just got more and more and more confused!

I do see a fair # of furs going into the natural sciences, a few studying to become veterinarians, and many studying computer science. But not too many physicists.
 

Kiari Candy

Member
I'm somewhat interested in genetic sciences and biochemical engineering. Although my best bet is following a career in design and marketing.
 

Sforzie

Professional Kuja fangirl
I have a degree in geology. Which I don't use, oops. But I loves me some science. To the point that when I make up fantasy things I have to try to make them as scientifically plausible as I can before I go 'because magic and stuff' for the last few details. Vampires, dragons, zombies... I have scienced them all out for my vampire novels. :x Even in my 'this doesn't have to follow scientific logic' fantasy world comic, there's still scientific rules for that world.
I'm kind of crap at like... the math and chemistry and physics parts of science, though. :c
 

Dazreiello

Incomprehensible horror. DRAGON
I have a degree in geology. Which I don't use, oops. But I loves me some science. To the point that when I make up fantasy things I have to try to make them as scientifically plausible as I can before I go 'because magic and stuff' for the last few details. Vampires, dragons, zombies... I have scienced them all out for my vampire novels. :x Even in my 'this doesn't have to follow scientific logic' fantasy world comic, there's still scientific rules for that world.
I'm kind of crap at like... the math and chemistry and physics parts of science, though. :c

Lol I did kinda the same thing with my most earliest series when I was 14. Then it evolved into using the magic of Real Life. Quantum Physics and Mechanics!
 

JinxiFox

Insanity can be such a beautiful thing.
I started out as a paleontology major with a huge emphasis on zoology. I also had a huge thing for art, so that was one of my minors. And I had a huge thing for the social sciences. After my ex stole my tuition, I had to quit for awhile. I went back after the divorce, focused on art and social sciences, finished up with a degree in engineering graphics/design specializing in aerospace just in time for there to be zero jobs open, so I became a special education teacher, then a social worker. Then I basically had a nervous breakdown, and started my own business, started body piercing again and became a full time artist.
So yeah, got some science background. Hubs is a aerospace designer specializing in flight payloads and our youngest wants to be an astrophysicist. So, again, yeah, got a lot of science in this house.
 

Tao

Hare Boi
I'm currently double majoring in Biology and Chemistry, double minoring in Ecology and Marine Biology. I've always enjoyed nature but also enjoyed reading a lot. I enjoy learning in general and decided on biology as a way to make a positive impact on the Earth. I enjoy and am good at other things that aren't science, like art and cooking, but I want a career that I can live off of. I still do art in my free time, just for my own fun and not for money.
 

thetakara

New Member
I'm currently in school for Biological Science. I still have a while before that is complete, though. I plan on going into wildlife rehabilitation after it's all said and done.
 

Spazzlez

Simply One Hell of a Pokemon Master
I'm planning to go to college for Psychiatry, I plan to minor in a few arts, in whatever I have to get for writing and animation. My dream job is to be a Game Developer/Cartoonist.
 

Inzoreno

The Gentleman Owl
I'm currently working on finishing my degree in biology with the eventual goal of working with animals in some capacity, most likely at a zoo. I've so far spent the past 4 years also doing volunteer work for an organization that rehabilitates birds of prey and that helped me decide that I would really prefer a career with animals.
 

Dazreiello

Incomprehensible horror. DRAGON
I'm currently working on finishing my degree in biology with the eventual goal of working with animals in some capacity, most likely at a zoo. I've so far spent the past 4 years also doing volunteer work for an organization that rehabilitates birds of prey and that helped me decide that I would really prefer a career with animals.
Whoa gee, I really root for that going more than just well for you! Goodluck!
 

Inzoreno

The Gentleman Owl
Whoa gee, I really root for that going more than just well for you! Goodluck!
For the most part things have gone well, I had some problems with Chemistry, but every other class I have taken I have made at least a B in. This semester will finish up the majority of the classes required for my major, so one more semester and I should be all finished.
 

thetakara

New Member
For the most part things have gone well, I had some problems with Chemistry, but every other class I have taken I have made at least a B in. This semester will finish up the majority of the classes required for my major, so one more semester and I should be all finished.
Chemistry is my problem too. I can't seem to get a grasp of things I can't see. Same goes for my classes on the cellular biology side of things.
 

Inzoreno

The Gentleman Owl
Chemistry is my problem too. I can't seem to get a grasp of things I can't see. Same goes for my classes on the cellular biology side of things.
I did very well in my cell bio class last fall. With Chemistry, I understood the concepts, but could not, for the life of me, apply it to real world problems and a lot of our tests were practical questions rather than questions on concepts.
 

TheKC

Fuzzy drawing dragon!
I have a degree in art. But if I were to go back, I would do zoology or paleontology. I kind of wish I realized I would be good for zoology sooner.
I've always thought science was awesome and I tend to seek out them on YouTube for fun. I also look at space related things.
 

Saiko

GTWT Survivor
I'm studying computer science and mathematics right now, and I plan on studying computer engineering in graduate school. As it stands, my main interest is nanomagnet logic circuits and developing software to efficiently model, design, and optimize them.
 

BouncyOtter

Member
I seemed to always have a strong interest in life sciences and that hasn't changed much. Undergrad degree in biology, then pursued my master's in cancer and reproductive biology (with my research involving a a specific stem cell population), and now I'm finishing up my MD.
 

SodaBubbles

I will deliver the explosion
I'm interested in a LOT of sciences (particle physics and neurosciences interest me like whoa) but I prefer to work on my own time, so I'm teaching myself slowly. I admit what started me in some of my areas of interest was researching for one-off stories. But science makes my brain go, as do creative endeavours, so combining the two is really fun.

I recently took a fan character I'd designed a while back and ran them through the ringer of "could this exist in reality" and trying to research stuff that worked and worked logically together and I just didn't go "lol magix" was actually a lot of fun.

I think the two most interesting things I learned were 1) that quantum teleportation does happen, but only at the atomic level, and it only requires agitating the atoms to the right state for them to start teleporting, and 2) there's a hugely controversial chemical in use called technophage that is a potential cure for cancer, but because it repairs any damage by rewriting DNA, it's amazingly controversial and ridiculously expensive.

I also adore chemistry and chemical theory, as well as radiation and it's uses and effects. #nerdnerdnerd
 
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JinxiFox

Insanity can be such a beautiful thing.
I have a degree in art. But if I were to go back, I would do zoology or paleontology. I kind of wish I realized I would be good for zoology sooner.
I've always thought science was awesome and I tend to seek out them on YouTube for fun. I also look at space related things.
Both are completely fascinating subjects and extremely competitive fields!
 

Tao

Hare Boi
I also adore chemistry and chemical theory, as well as radiation and it's uses and effects. #nerdnerdnerd

Radiation is something I want to learn more about as well! It doesn't always seem to work as expected and the mutations it causes are interesting. In Chernobyl, there's a fungus that has mutated to feed off of radiation and convert it to energy using melanin.
 

SodaBubbles

I will deliver the explosion
Oh man I know, its so cool! I think the coolest radiation specific effect is cherenkov radiation. Its cool -and- super pretty too.
 
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