A scientist is one who studies and/or works in the field of science, usually specializing in a particular branch of study. This may include physics, astro-physics, genetics, biology, marine biology, chemistry, etc. In science fiction, it is not uncommon for a scientist to perceive their work as the sum-total of their existence, even to an obsessive and often dangerous degree. When the obsession to further the reaches of man's understanding of the universe takes precedence over the common good and/or any accepted code of ethical conduct, then one may find themselves branded with the label of "mad scientist".
In film Edit
- Species: In the 1995 film Species, scientists at SETI received information from alien transmissions from outer space, which contained DNA code sequences of extraterrestrial life. A geneticist named Xavier Fitch spliced the alien DNA with human DNA and introduced it into a female ova in an effort to create a unique, yet docile being - one with additional traits that they had hoped to control. Of the one-hundred experiments conducted by Fitch, only one produced a viable crossbreed, which became known as Sil.
Fields of study Edit
- Entomology: Entomology is the study of insects. Like several of the other fields that are categorized within zoology, entomology is a taxon-based category; any form of scientific study in which there is a focus on insect related inquiries is, by definition, entomology. Insects account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms on the planet Earth. Those who study entomology are called entomologists.
- Zoology: Zoology is a sub-section of biology that relates specifically to the study of specimens of the animal kingdom. It examines such traits as cell biology, evolution, behavior and anatomy. Those who study zoology are called zoologists.