When the Science thread was first suggested, one of the concerns i remember seeing was someone saying they dont want to see a bunch of people arguing and using their backgrounds as an argument. "No you moron, i've got a Master's in Chemistry, i think i've got a better understanding of this than you"...sort of thing. I dont want that either but i do think it'd be pretty cool to see what everyone's background is. I dont think it'd at all be a qualification to participate in this thread but its interesting to me nonetheless. So maybe just a simple "Hello" thread would do. Something like... =================== Name: Scientific Background: Why you like Science: =================== Name: xx Hot Fuss/Frank (whichever) Scientific Background: Studying to be a Chemical Engineer. I've taken Biology 1 and 2, Chemistry 1 and 2, and Physics for Science and Engineering 1. Why I love Science: So much of our lives are made up of speculation and ignorance. I love Science because it takes a lot of the guesswork or nonsense out of the things we discuss, learn, and know about. Obviously things can be changed and disproved but in general, Science is as factual as we get.