I'll be the first to admit: I know next to nothing about medicine. I barely know the difference between a doctor and a nurse. Yet, I'm sitting here listening to a medical history podcast, and for the first time in my life, really really appreciating how amazing medical professionals are. So I, searched through this subreddit and decided its been far too long since some average guy like me let you know how much we appreciate you.
I study geology. Among geologists (at least the ones I know), geology is like medicine in that silicon, the most important element of Earthly geology, is in the same group as carbon, which, as you all know, Earthly life is based on. Except, carbon is harder. Infinitely harder. Carbon is more complicated. Carbon binds in infinitely more complex chains than silicon does. Yet, I sit here with my geology textbook, struggling to understand the intricacies of silicon.
And even still, you wonderful, noble humans, dedicate your lives to understanding some of the most complex carbon-based systems the universe has ever seen. But not only do you understand them, you fix them, you help them, you care for them. And for that, I respect you, I adore you, I appreciate you. Keep doing what you're doing, 'cause it's amazing.
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