• Question: on a scale of 1-10 where would you place yourself on your knowledge of science

    Asked by beano on 21 Jun 2019.
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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 24 Jun 2019:


      That’s a good question but difficult to answer… In terms of general science, probably a 1! I know a bit but there is so much more that I don’t know, especially given that science evolves practically every day. In terms of my specific field, I’d say probably a 7 – I’m quite knowledgeable but there is always room for improvement.

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      Marianne King answered on 24 Jun 2019:


      Definitely a 1/10. Science is such a hugehugehugehuge subject and I only study a tiny portion of it! And as Kaitlin said there’s new research being published every single day. But I’m happy being a 1/10. 🙂 It keeps you striving to learn more.

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 24 Jun 2019:


      Big fat zero – do we really know anything with 100% certainty? 🙂

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 25 Jun 2019:


      Wow – that’s hard – science is so huge! I think in terms of medicine, I’d be ok, but science as a whole – I still have loads to learn – so a 3!

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      Rebecca Moon answered on 25 Jun 2019:


      Wow, what a great question.

      Science generally, maybe 0.05

      Vitamin D – 1.3

      Vitamin D and childhood bone health 4.2

      Maternal vitamin D in pregnancy and childhood bone health 8.9

      Most scientists are very niche, they know a lot about a very very very very small topic.

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      David Wilson answered on 25 Jun 2019: last edited 25 Jun 2019 11:29 am


      Here’s a nice analogy about how knowledge kind of works, i like it.
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      Matthew Bareford answered on 26 Jun 2019:


      as has been alluded to by much of the others, because of the vast amount of sciences and ever changing and development of science and ways to prove/disprove and inform further ideas, I would say that my knowledge of science as a whole definitely lower than 5… probably around a 3 – some good general knowledge, some further knowledge of some topics and my specific specialist knowledge!

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      Deepak Chandrasekharan answered on 27 Jun 2019:


      Oh very little – and I love that! There is so much to discover and learn about and it’s nice to be part of a big community trying to push things forward.

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