Scientists: What do you consider your prime motivation for practising science?
And as an optional question: Do you think this is the prime motivation of _most_ scientists? If not, what do you think it is?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Curiosity and confidence in figuring things out are probably my strongest reasons.
I have a fairly strong sense of what is real, perhaps an insight, and like to apply that sense to test it out on the world. Sometimes I'm wrong but in that case I get corrected. Some puzzles are very difficult, the more difficult the better.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Most scientists' motivations are pure and noble. But the corporations they work for are mainly motivated by developing and perfecting nuclear weapons and winning wars.
- Barney GoogleLv 71 decade ago
Keeps me young and open to new ideas. Honestly, there are more ideas in science or in disciplined thinking than in any marketing think tank.
- phil8656Lv 71 decade ago
I've always been an explorer. I call it mind exploration.