I majored in a science in college and a few years after college I think that engineering and applications are the only thing that make math and science relevant to society. I mean otherwise they're all just head knowledge and nothing justifies why society as a whole should keep them around. Shamanism is arguably just head knowledge and so I reason that anything that doesn't bring about consistent results doesn't have a place in our society. So enlightened students in college should think about application above all else then if this is true. I'm thinking about this because I want to go to graduate school for science. but I'm thinking more and more about how I can gear my education towards a concrete application ( like clean energy for the USDE ). Really this is just my own philosophizing but I wanted to hear other peoples' thoughts. thanks.