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>