I know I’m supposed to be studying right now, but you know I just can’t help it to begin with. I am a fan of CSI, there is no doubt about that. I mean…after all, I am a science geek and what show would have it better to have as much science and drama put together than CSI?
Don’t answer that question.
The point really is that as a person who plays God and gets paid, I obviously have to start somewhere and work my way up the ladder. There are many things in the course of my course that I have to take to know how to start messing with life itself. Of course how this relates to anything in the post boils down to one thing I happen to be taking this semester.
That would be DNA Forensic Technology.
So far I can tell you one thing about it in relation to CSI.
CSI is indeed science fiction.
I mean…as much as it is glamourous, you’d have to realise one very important thing about forensics a as career. Lab techs never ever go outside and Scene of Crime officers never go inside the lab. It’s two different worlds that never mix as much as TV puts it together. As a person who alwys watches TV shows and movies, I can say that it’s a great show to boot. As a scientist…well…
It’s pure crock.
Still…doing what I’m doing now. Seeing what I’m seeing now, it really is no wonder why shows like CSI appeals to me. It’s that pure science in solving a mystery. It’s that appeal in looking for an unknown that drives my blood and gets me all giddy with excitement.
This is definitely not your usual high school science labs.
This is life.
Vaginal swabs, semen samples, blood splatter samples, epidermal tissue samples. It’s the whole boiling down to the very things that make us a human being in order to find the worst nature in us that makes it all worthwhile.
I guess that’s what science is for me.
I may say that a job where I play God is my dream job, but at the end of it all, every power has its own responsibility to cover. having all this knowledge to do this means that you have the responsibility to serve those who don’t know and understand what else to do. Having all this power means that its your responsibility to make a difference to those that can’t do it on their own.
In a way, that’s a prerogative of a CSI.
A prerogative of a scientist.
Damned if I become the next Gill Grissom.
That would be something to be proud off indeed.