Hi guys. I was surfing threads on this forum once again and i read a line that was like physicists aren't interested in mechanics..or else they'd be engineers.. And in other threads things like physics not being practicle. This is confounding. Physics..originally something of philosophy, not practicle? If you ask me Physics Defines what can be practicle, and engineers make something out of it. String Theory blows my mind, as to how ANYONE could possible even want to study it. There's plenty of methods and things for Physicist to study. And more importantly these things can lead to "useable tools" that can advance technology and tools, propels humans across the universe, and makes discoveries there too. I always thought a physicist would be a very efficient person(job?) In which discoveries were made and applied...or discovered TO BE APPLIED. And I've always had a skewed vision that engineers didn't get all the rigors and smarts of PhD Physicists. When i thougth about going into physics I was lured by the thought of discovering things, or understanding things, or just being intelligent and applicable to both discovery and creation. Without discovery how can better things be created? What is around us can always be more High tech..And maybe even the whole world one day can be "Advanced" My bottom line question is, WTF is with physicist? Really. Is there such job titles as physicist engineers?