Is biology better to study than any other science?

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Is the study of biology more of an advantage in terms of careers ,intellectal study or being cutting edge compared to other sciences?
 

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Moonbear
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All of the sciences have their advantages and disadvantages for each of those, so really that shouldn't be a determining factor. Typically, people choose one science over another to study simply due to personal preference. You'll just find one that looks at a things in a particular way or at a particular level that just really catches your interest more than the others.
 
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Pursuing a career in any of the major science disciplines will allow you the opportunity for the intellectual exchange and/or cutting edge work, if that's what you seek. It's really dependent on how much you choose to put into it and where your passion lies. You shouldn't struggle along a chemistry path simply because you (or someone else) think this will be your ticket to fame and fortune.

Having said this, there are many interdisciplinary paths available which take what they need from biology, chemistry, physics, etc and use it for their own purposes. You'll get exposure to many different aspects depending on the subject you follow. Forensics and toxicology are two that come to mind, but I'm biased towards those :biggrin:.
 
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Of course, biotechnology is huge & cutting edge right now.

But some good advice would be to first pick a subject that interests you and then target a career that pays the most in that particular subject. You will need to enjoy what you do in order to do well at it.
 

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