One of Many Dilemmas
Another grad student told me that she believed that anyone entering science should first have a psychological profile done to weed out anyone trying to go into the field for profit. What she is afraid of are not so much people trying to make money, but people who don’t care anything about science and would only hire out their skills for bucks, even if it’s for some unscrupulous end. Also, she thinks that this will prevent people from entering a field and finding out after several years that they want to do something else.
She’s too idealistic in thinking that everyone can do what they love to do. Psychological profiling is not infallible, especially today. Besides, I don’t think most people like someone rummaging around their brain and deciding what kind of person they are. And what about free will?