Michael holds a BA in Biology with a minor in Philosophy. He likes to spend his free time hiking and defending science, though not usually at the same time. Contrary to popular (but not scientific) belief, the positive and appropriate perception of science is undermined by religion, alternative medicine, the U.S. education system, and most science journalists.
Mr. Hawkins: I have recently come across your blog and find it quite interesting although your comments are somewhat conflicting at times. For example: If the U.S. education system undermines science (your words not mine) why was the US your choice for education and what did you do with your biology degree?
I was born and raised here. It wasn’t much of a choice through high school. As for college, it’s quite clear that it makes almost no difference what school a person attends. Unless a degree comes from Yale, a degree is a degree. With mine, I’ve done a little work in microbiology, I’ve worked in the animal vaccine industry, and I currently work on contract creating descriptions of college level math and science textbook graphs, diagrams, other images, etc.