Off the Cuff | The Comeback to a 6th Grader Who Says, 'Science is Boring'

"In two years, science will rule your dreams and desires, and you will have no control over it. Hormones are great intellectual stimulators."

Frank A. Snyder, MD, Wilmington, NC

"Scientists travel into jungles to study cannibals, crawl into active volcanoes, play with dinosaur bones, and blow things up! How can that be boring?"

Thalles R. de Mello, The University of Western Australia, Perth

"Better hand over the video games then; we wouldn't want science to influence your life anymore!"

William S. Mellon, Madison, Wis.

"Do you like animals? Sports? History? Ice cream? Science is part of all of those things. Now, go bother your mother."

Gary Rosenberg, Seattle

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