• Question: Is it possible to be a self-taught scientist?

    Asked by Streamer[274] to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Kieran, Fiana, David on 12 Nov 2018.
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      Fiana answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      That’s a good question! I suppose you could say that we are all scientists if we ask questions about the world around us and then try to find out the answers. However to work as a scientist you typically will need a degree from a University 🙂

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      Kieran answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      You can definitely teach yourself science but to get a job, they will look for a degree to show you have undergone the required training.

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      Remsha Afzal answered on 12 Nov 2018:

      Hmmm I’d say if you really have a passion for learning things you are a scientist at heart! But yeah practically, you would need a degree to be allowed to work on experiments in a lab and all.