I was introduced to the idea that scientists are pioneers when I read an exert from an essay John Barry wrote about characterizing scientific research. In this essay, Barry explains his thought that scientists are like pioneers, which I found very interesting. He explains that, like pioneers, scientists venture into the “wilderness” of unknown information and create something out of nothing. As a lover of all things science, this idea made me realize how important and exciting being a scientist can be. It may be difficult, but it can be so worth it when you discover new things and show the world what you have noticed about the world that no one else has.