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skinnylove
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07 Jan 2012, 1:10 am

There's the stereotype of aspies being math/science-y people, but it's always seems to be computer science and the like. Anyone else interested in biology?



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07 Jan 2012, 2:49 am

I am interested in human biology. I like learning about pathophysiology in particular.



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07 Jan 2012, 5:27 am

Medical junkie here. It's my junkiness that led me to my discovery of Asperger's, then to a diagnosis.
I am prepping for the IBO, and aspire to win home the gold medal one day!



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09 Jan 2012, 2:05 pm

I'm a biology graduate. I only did 3 years and left prior to the honours year, due to social anxiety. So, of course, I've never worked in the field, but I'm still really into it. I studied microbiology as far as 3rd year, but my interest is more in human biology (genetics/epigenetics, health, nutrition, migration, evolution, etc). I prefer theory to practical biology.

Incidentally, having lost the chance to work as a biologist, I became an admin assistant. But, I made a niche for myself in database design and was the office IT geek.


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10 Jan 2012, 12:52 am

I a huge bio geek. I want to study genetics and college and be a geneticist when I'm older(many years of grad school later). I hope to get into a research program in genetics through one of my state's universities this summer. I miss studying genetics in school. I had a month or so long genetics unit in AP biology last year.



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10 Jan 2012, 2:07 am

I'll be finishing up my biology degree this spring, and then on to graduate school.


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10 Jan 2012, 6:44 am

I enjoy reading about evolution and phylogenetics, but biology is not one of my main interests.



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10 Jan 2012, 9:37 am

biology is harder than physics or mathematics. Why? Because biological processes are so complicated that one cannot reduce them completely to a mathematical scheme or a system of rules.

Mathematical regularity and structure appeals to many Aspies, but Nature simply does not cooperate by being systematic and rule-based. Biologists need a lot more intuition than do theoretical physicists.

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10 Jan 2012, 2:17 pm

ruveyn wrote:
biology is harder than physics or mathematics. Why? Because biological processes are so complicated that one cannot reduce them completely to a mathematical scheme or a system of rules.

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10 Jan 2012, 5:36 pm

I like math a lot too.

And Orwell, I love 1984 :)



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10 Jan 2012, 10:31 pm

I'm a huge bio nerd :) I'm in AP Bio now, and will major in Bio for college



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14 Jan 2012, 5:59 pm

jpr11011 wrote:
I'm a huge bio nerd :) I'm in AP Bio now, and will major in Bio for college

What specialization will you choose? I found biomedical engineering the most stimulating focus.



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14 Jan 2012, 8:22 pm

I've only read like 1/4 of a biology book and microbio book.

I like how both chemistry and biology have mass but mathematics does not. Mathematics is a prelude to mass. If I had the memory good enough for biology I would major in it. That or bioengineering.



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14 Jan 2012, 9:56 pm

Am into botany, Ecology, medical microbiology, zoology.
My major is biology/ envrimental science



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14 Jan 2012, 11:58 pm

Circle989898 wrote:
I've only read like 1/4 of a biology book and microbio book.

I like how both chemistry and biology have mass but mathematics does not. Mathematics is a prelude to mass. If I had the memory good enough for biology I would major in it. That or bioengineering.


Are you reading Campbell? I am.



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15 Jan 2012, 2:19 pm

Biology 2nd edition Steven Gardner and Microbiology Demystified.