It’s nearly that time of year again! It’s time for that inevitable trudge back through the snow and sleet of an Australian summer to our place of learning of choice. Back to school for us youthful folk (and some older folk too). Unlike many youngsters I am very excited to be heading back. There are many things to try, absorb and learn and we should all be keen to get back into it! I know this sounds nerdy but what can be more cool and rewarding than knowledge.
I have very few regrets, but one I do hold however, is that I do not have unlimited time to study. We can’t stay students forever (and still be a responsible member of society). Over the past few years I have had a growing passion for science (this is obvious if you have been reading my blog) and I wish that I could pursue a science related occupation someday. While upholding and crusading for the laws of the W3C is an admirable job (I am currently training as a web developer) there is something so tempting and sexy about science and logical thinking.
For all those people who are in a science based course I truly envy you. And for all of us who are not lets take a leaf out of our sciency brethren’s book and promise to be honest with ourselves this year and think skeptically! Question your teachers when you think it is warranted, question yourselves and question your peers! Lets make this school year a particularly productive one for young people thinking skeptically.
Good luck with your studies everyone.
p.s Keep an eye out this year for the Young Australian Skeptics site that I will be building. 🙂