Here, I generate musings so that together we can enjoy our universal nature of observing, questioning, and theorizing.
We, as humans, have an innate want to divide.
If there is one main thing that I learned in my pursuit of a degree in science and a degree in the arts, it's that we as humans need to categorize and compartmentalize everything. It's in our blood. We just have to create a way to divide things so that we can label and understand them. We do this with degrees: physics and math are two subjects, despite their commonality. Even more widespread is the division between the scientist/engineer and the artist.
Instead, we should seek to unite.
Our philosophical ancestors didn't worry about making such distinctions. Aristotle wrote books on the theater. Leonardo da Vinci painted as well as drew designs for flying machines. The greatest comfort I found as I advanced in my studies was the universal nature of questioning. By day, the scientist poses a new question and seeks to produce an answer. By night, the actor hypothesizes a new direction for his character, and assesses the result as the story progresses.
Who am I?
I am an advocate for the arts and sciences, and I carry bachelor's degrees in both. I achieved my doctorate at Harrison School of Pharmacy and performed post-doctoral research at the University of Pennsylvania. Now, I serve as an advocate for scientists as the Scientific Editor for a journal in cancer therapy. Here, I seek to combine my experience with the sciences and the arts to illustrate the universal nature of observing, questioning, and theorizing.