If this is your first time here, I sincerely hope to take the time to browse the resources I am making available to you. This is not "free online education" as usual. (Is that really working for you?). This is real learning -- which is rather unusual these days. It's about learning that never ends, and opportunities that have no end. And this science page is only one of a growing number of radical lifelong learning resources intended to inform, enlighten and encourage those who choose to build an exciting and rewarding life their own way!
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Science presents a mixed bag of opportunities when it comes to building a business or career, or living out a more exciting life. Some themes of science are relatively easy to engage, mainly because the objects of study are tangible and readily accessible--as in many branches of biology. Some other kinds of science are readily accessible, but intangible--theoretical physics, for example. Finally, in a few kinds of science, the distinction between what is tangible and what is abstract gets fuzzy, but the opportunities for any skilled worker to make original discoveries and put together workable new theories is virtually unlimited. This, of course, is in the area of data analysis. Virtually all mainstream areas of science are generating oceans of data that are readily available on the Internet. There are countless discoveries waiting for a knowledgeable and determined individual to put together some new understanding of nature.
There is a lot of room for self-made careers in non-scientific science. By that I mean researching and writing about the history and philosophy of science ... and especially the impact of science and technology upon individuals and our society. Today's social media, for instance, is abuzz with desperate pleas for action against technologies that these people only think they understand. You can make a difference with a lifetime of well-informed, cool-headed explanations of the kinds of science that impact our daily lives.
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