Do we need more scientists?

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  1. SumMo

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    I alway get comments about how few scientists there are in our communities, and how many more should follow in my footstep. (I have a degree in Chemistry). Do wee need more scientists in our communities? And if so, what can they do to embetter our communities?
     
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  2. Idil-Beydaan

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    You have a degree in Chemistry? :it0tdo8:
    I am a chemistry student
    and the answer to your question is YES we do, too many humanities and medical fields graduates.
     
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  3. cambuulonews

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    Yes absolutely. There are no Somali physicists
     
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  4. Idil-Beydaan

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    @CangeeroBear is a physicist in training
     
  5. cambuulonews

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    :ohhh: Nice you found the one Somali physicist. But unfortunately I don’t think he got passed the unscientific religious/tribal mindset that plagues our people.
     
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  6. cambuulonews

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    I wish the average person was interested in physics but unfortunately we are not very curious. We prefer simple and stupid solutions.
     
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  7. SumMo

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    Yes, well I am graduating in May. :D You are right about that! But what about the stuff that we can do in our local somali communities? I thought about opening a free class for somali youth/kids, where they can do fun lab experiments and learn the basics of chemistry through fun activities. The chemistry department where I will graduate from offers chemistry lessons and fun labb activities for kids, but it’s pricey and all the kids are mainly white (with some few asians).
    I always felt bad about how these white kids are getting extra tools and a better foundation to succeed than our somali kids. As much as the deen is important, dugsi can’t be the only after-school program for somali kids?
    So right now I am thinking small steps that I can take to help the community where I live.

    I know of two other somali girls from my uni who are going to graduate in may as well: one in astrophysics and the other one in biology. We have discussed comming together for the community, but we don’t know where to start and when to start.
     
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  8. Idil-Beydaan

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    Yes but religious scientist do exist. I aspire to be one, just like the 1979 PHYSICS nobel prize winner Abdus Salaam ( bad example tho he's ahmadi but still religious so HA in yer face)
     
  9. CangeeroBear

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    Why you talking shit
    :gucciwhat:
    OP the reason Somalis are not as successful in any major field is because xaasid failures have evil eye emitting from the their mums basement
    :birdman:
     
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  10. Idil-Beydaan

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    Omg mashallah so true, Universities already do outreach events in depraved neighbourhood to raise interest in science, But It'd be perfect if Somali children had Somali role models. Mashallah an astrophysicist? Wow I know many biomed, engineer,geology studying xalimos. amazing idea mashallah. Do keep us updated and do make a fund me page.
     
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  11. CangeeroBear

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    I myself hope to specialise in quantum physics I'm in my second year of university.
    We need to instill the love of knowledge in the hearts of our children.Somali communities should be like jewish communites.
     
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  12. Idil-Beydaan

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    also Congrats for completing your degree :qri8gs7:
     
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  13. Idil-Beydaan

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    That could be easily misunderstood but I get what you're trying to say
     
  14. SumMo

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    Thank you! ✨:it0tdo8:
     
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  15. Jerome in the house

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    It would be cool seeing a Somali epidemiologist
     
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  16. Jerome in the house

    Jerome in the house Penis small but my heart big

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    I have an uncle who got his masters in public health and specialized in epidemology. He works for a health care company In management.
     
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  17. Bidaar Wanagsan

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    We don't need scientists. We need independent thinkers with the intelligence to question stupid ideas. Pakistan has all the nuclear physicists it needs, but it's still a shithole. And don't get me started on North Korea. If the importation of automobiles and electricity did not civilize Somali nomads, neither will a physics lab.

    Perhaps we need more philosophers instead.
     
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  18. Inquisitive_

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    Intellectual or scientific acumen does not necessary translate towards true guidance which is only in the hands of Allah who examines the hearts.

    It's ironic because you would think the learned man would be more in awe then the camel herder in the desert because of the extra signs of Allah he has been exposed to being somewhat cognisant of the complexities that would baffle a camel herder, but alas knowledge doesn't always transfer to wisdom.

    You can have the knowledge that fire burns but if you still go out and touch it, you don't have any wisdom and that's precisely the case with a lot of these quacks.
     
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  19. Desert Flower

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    @Coulombs law says it all. I believe he's a physics major, guessing from the name?

    Anyways, Masha'Allah on (almost) completing your chem degree. Actually know a few somalis who are studying chemistry and some hate it while others are ambivalent. But then there are those who love it and want to pursue Pharmacy.
     
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  20. arawelo 2.0

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    What are you planning on doing after graduation?
     
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