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    Soooo... I'm in a bit of a quandry. I have all of these ideas, but I don't feel like applying them. My only big interest is in Biology and Chemistry, but unless I just have fun researching the topics, which does sound fun, I don't know of a hobby (just to pass the time) that really goes hand in hand without actually becoming a scientist. I'm only 19 and just started college so that's a ways away. I guess what I'm asking is if any of you know of a 'hobby' or something close to what ever the description of a hobby is to Biology and/or Chemistry?

    I could look it up, but as I speak right now I feel more indifference than anything.

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    Why can't you do biology and/or chemistry as a hobby?

    I know it sounds strange. That's because most people hate science (or at least, don't enjoy it). So it isn't very hobby-like. You'll have some problems explaining that you do it because you like it to some people, but other than that it's perfectly okay to take something that sounds like work as a hobby.

    Take this advice from an amateur writer. To most people, writing can only be rewarding if you earn money from it. But then I compare to musicians and footballers. Only a few musicians earn money, but lots of people play an instrument. I find writing rewarding in itself and if a book gets published, it's just added bonus.
    The same can be true for science.
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    Things you could do:

    Start a blog with simple household chemistry experiments to get kids engaged on this topic
    Cook crystal meth with your knowledge to make a killing (pun intended) or watch Breaking Bad instead
    Start a local science club
    Make things that go BOOOOM
    Make up 99 ways to get rid of a problem using biology/chemistry
    Write a short story using chemical elements as protagonists
    Make a rap song on a biological topic
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecttcelfeR View Post
    Soooo... I'm in a bit of a quandry. I have all of these ideas, but I don't feel like applying them. My only big interest is in Biology and Chemistry, but unless I just have fun researching the topics, which does sound fun, I don't know of a hobby (just to pass the time) that really goes hand in hand without actually becoming a scientist. I'm only 19 and just started college so that's a ways away. I guess what I'm asking is if any of you know of a 'hobby' or something close to what ever the description of a hobby is to Biology and/or Chemistry?

    I could look it up, but as I speak right now I feel more indifference than anything.
    Well since you're in university you can access biology and chemistry journals online to do all of the reading up on them that you want. You can also probably audit biology and chemistry classes instead of taking them for a grade without paying extra tuition if you attend over full time. Once you've taken a few biology or chemistry classes either as an audit or for a grade you can probably get involved with undergraduate research in either field so you could do them as a hobby in that sense and learn a lot about each without actually getting any college credit for either.

    Another option is to take up a hobbies that are loosely related to biology and chemistry like:

    some hobbies loosely related to biology
    - becoming a certified diver and doing marine exploration
    - wildlife photography
    - collecting different species of plants etc

    some hobbies loosely related to chemistry
    - photography (if you develop your own photos)
    - cooking (if you experiment "scientifically" with ingredients based on their chemical makeup)
    - fireworks
    - you can buy one of those home chemistry sets and make things like rockcandy etc.

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    Thanks for the ideas! I'll try a few of them out!

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    Forensic sciences! Become a private sleuth and solve mysterious cases and stuff. I only wish there were a bigger market for them.

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    CSI-it-up, you say? Then I can start taking the law into my own hands!

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    More like Sherlock Holmes.

    Reading them atm.

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    Hmmmmm, I have a question for you then. Do you think Sherlock is more S or N?

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    INTJ. I even just had a look at the Ne vs Ni thread and decided he must be. He notices things with his Se, but he pulls them a part and analyses the possible reasons as to why they're there using Ni. The leaps he makes with deductions such as those about Watsons hand-down fobwatch are way too abstract to be an S observation (alcoholic, went through periods of money wasting despite starting off wealthy etc). And he's definitely a J. Dedicated to his job, does not get distracted, likes to fit everything together neatly. Also Se for noticing things in his environment, rather than Si for trying to keep consistency.

    Well that was a bit of a messy analysis but there you go.

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