Best major for mad scientist?

<p>Hello, I wondering which major is best for a mad scientist. I'm currently an engineering physics major, which is good since it has exposed me to a wide range of possibilities, but as far as grad school goes, I'm in the dark. I need a phd that is fundamental enough to give me insight on new evil inventions, but practical enough to put them into place. Im considering chemical, electrical, mechanical engineering, chemistry, and physics. </p>

<p>If it helps, I'm not very fond of lazers and other forms of evil optics</p>

<p>thanks in advance</p>

<p>***? O_o......................</p>

<p>Mechanical Engineering</p>

<p>Mechanical Engineering is the premier weapons designing major. Of course the advanced level of computerization now - I suppose EE as well.</p>

<p>Whenever I think of crazy engineering, I think of Nikola Tesla. </p>

<p>Therefore, Electrical and Mechanical are may be the way to go. However, I could possibly see biological as making a killer virus, but I won't recommend that for my own sake.</p>

<p>thanks for the advice guys. It seems the boundaries between majors are not so clear cut anymore. Perhaps mechatronics would be the best field for creating destructive monstrosities of science</p>

<p>wha.... neither bio-engineering nor genetic was mentioned. oh cmon, you need some DNA manipulation technique to develop your own army of zombies, ghouls and vampires.</p>

<p>You can work with genetics as a bioengineer?</p>

<p>I would love to do some genetic engineering, but frankly I worry it's too late for me. </p>

<p>I have taken most of my electives in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and physical chem</p>

<p>Is this anything maniacal to do with these? or should I pursue a different course</p>

<p>Thermodyanmics one of the big topics in Mechanical.</p>

<p>You could be a mad scientist with any engineering major, even a Civil Engineer.</p>

<p>even as a IE/operations research guy?</p>

<p>decreasing efficiency may be a jerk move, but definitely not mad. Go big or go home I say</p>

<p>There is a reason they call IME "imaginary engineering".</p>

<p>I think that the best way to become a mad scientist is to do the "scientist" part first, and then to become "mad". </p>

<p>I have seen many movies about this and I think I know what I'm talking about here, guys.</p>

<p>So you think it would be overwhelming to accomplish both the education and the madness simultaneously? Doesn't one lead to the other anyways?</p>

<p>lol, why be a mad scientist?</p>

So you think it would be overwhelming to accomplish both the education and the madness simultaneously? Doesn't one lead to the other anyways?


<p>This is highly related to my theories on becoming an evil mastermind (the trick is to become the mastermind first, and <em>then</em> to become evil... many attempt to become evil first, and since they're not masterminds then they inevitably are caught and incarcerated before they accomplish their ultimate goals). </p>

<p>The issue here is brilliance before non-conventionality. If you are unconventional in your mannerisms, that's going to set off red flags, and people are going to immediately note that you plan to become a mad scientist as you pursue your scientific studies. The point is to keep a cap on the madness until you achieve a certain level of brilliance so that you may then unleash your madness upon the unsuspecting masses. To more directly answer your question, though, I believe that there's an axiom somewhere that requires mad scientists to do something with nuclear engineering and/or evil chemistry (please note that "organic chemistry" does not always or necessarily equate to "evil chemistry" in this context).</p>

<p>I personally plan to eventually become a superhero, and I felt it to be wise to scrutinously study buildings before attempting to leap them in a single bound.</p>

<p>I imagine that we will meet again at some point, o mad one...</p>

<p>(Also, some of you need to learn how to play this game. Your answers were much too pragmatic.)</p>

<p>"the trick is to become the mastermind first, and <em>then</em> to become evil... "</p>

<p>ahh, so that's what politicians do wrong.</p>

<p>I guess I'm going to study up hard for now, and keep pranking the civils, and the evil will come</p>

<p>man this thread is so funny. I actually like solving the problems created by mad scientists, like cures to diseases and other stuff that i dont want to type. hehe.</p>