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Some Thoughts on the Amateur Scientist

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The Amateur Scientist

The grand tradition of amateurs making valuable contributions to the great discoveries of science is well-known. Even today, not all science is accomplished in shiny, well-funded laboratories. Many fields, including astronomy, botany, and geology, continue to rely on the contributions of amateur collectors and observers to advance the state of the science. This makes amateur scientists an important addition to the apparatus of science.

How can you be an amateur scientist? Here are some thoughts:

At H.M.S. Beagle, we believe that everyone is born to be a scientist. The key is to learn how to think scientifically, and that's what we strive to encourage.

Made 1 August 2008
Updated 6 April 2013.