i think i want to be a clinical psychiatrist….just a thought
There is rapture on the lonely shore;
There is society, where none intrudes,
By the deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not man the less, but Nature more.” —Lord Byron
It’s really easy to mix these two guys up because they’re both small but viruses and bacteria are very different!
Bacteria: given the proper nutrients, they can grow and live on their own. Think Beyonce, she’s miss indepdent…lol -_-
Viruses: can not “live” or reproduce without getting inside some living cell, whether it’s a plant, animal, or bacteria. Think of vampires, they can’t live without your blood.
And compared to viruses, bacteria are HUGE! (Big-butt Beyonce eh ehhh? haha)
Ebola viruses~ 200 nanometers
I don’t know about other science majors, but I get really really pissed off when people mistake me for a biology major. As a biological chemistry major I’m accused of being the same as a biology major.
“It’s basically the same thing…” that statement is the catalyst to a long angry explanation of what I learn. Although we do have overlapping curriculum…we also have a lot that is Not the same and I go into this long list of how it’s not. I’ll typically go into detail on the type of epigentic research I did with my professor. The blank stares I get in response to that just anger me even more!
And not until now do I have a simple and clear answer on why biology is not the same thing as biochemistry:
Biochemists, like chemists, perform experiments to show relationships exist in science; if a relationship exists then the experiment must be repeatable. Biologists make observations that do not establish relationships.
Example: The connection that cigerettes cause lung cancer does Not prove the relationship exists. Although it is likely, and we can make key assumptions based on other evidences, that relationship does not exist! You can not literally provide proof to me!! Can you just imagine that experiment? People have never been subjected to that kind of experiment…it would be inhumane!
Control Group A: don’t smoke for 2 years.
Experimental Group B: smoke cigarettes every day for 2 years.
Results: Cancer appeared in Group B after 2 years.
NO, not how it works in my book!
I got the job! I’m going to be a scribe, aka…I’m going to be a doctor’s bitch!!! And i’m excited ^_^