If anybody out there has ever experienced a scientific moment, which is discovering something, there is no going back.  I mean it is about the coolest thing on earth.  Only you know at that moment that this is the way that something works.

There is no amount of money you can make that compares to that experience.  Of course, I've never made that much money, so maybe that’s a false comparison, but you get my point.  It is just an extremely satisfying and wondrous moment when you think you’ve unlocked a secret of nature. 

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