If I Had It To Do Over Again…

…I would be a fireman. OK, so a Science Blogs reader asks, “Assuming that time and money were not obstacles, what area of scientific research, outside of your own discipline, would you most like to explore? Why?”
I don’t think I can limit it to one, but here’s several areas that interest me:

  1. Solar power. I would love to figure out how to build a more efficient solar panel.
  2. Evo-devo. We finally have the tools to answer some really cool questions (I realize I am an evolutionary biologist, but evo-devo is still very far afield for me).
  3. Astronomy. I don’t know very much about it at all, but I would like to learn more about it.
  4. Political science. I think someone with lots of training in experimental design could try some really wacky things.

All of this assumes, of course, that if I stopped what I’m doing now I would stay in science. If I had my druthers, I would be a radio DJ who could make his own playlist…

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