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

    Asked by beano to David, Thiloka, Shonna, Shobhana, Ryan, Ross, Rebecca, Rachel, Patrick, Nina, MattyB, Matthew, Marianne, Lorena, Kate, Kaitlin, James, Ettie, Emmanuelle, Deepak, Anabel, Ambre, Alex, AlexAgrotis, Aina 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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