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Scientific Fields That Will Benefit in Doomsday

By M.L. LewisPublished 5 months ago 3 min read

Science is one of the most important channels of knowledge. It generates solutions for everyday life by developing new technology, answering practical problems, and making informed decisions. No matter what you do for a living, you’ll encounter science every day. Scientific knowledge is useful in all sorts of things. They produce products that are useful and beneficial for all of mankind. Sometimes, they invent new processes to make our lives easier. In the US, we have approximately 6.9 million scientists (people who study science). There is a variety of important scientific fields out there that can save your life on doomsday. Here are my Top 5 choices.


Engineering is the practice of using natural science, math, and design to solve technical problems. They can design methods to increase efficiency and productivity, along with improving existing systems. Your engineers can design, invent, and build pretty much anything they put their minds to. They’re only limited by their creativity. Engineers can design buildings to withstand the next great disaster, new ways of securing resources like power, and invent new methods of transportation. They can repair existing structures so they can be habitable again while crafting an alternative food source to sustain the group for long periods of time.

Computer Science

Computer Science is defined by the computational principles based on all software and software systems. Today, everything is run by computers or operated by a robot. Robots are intelligent machines that can assist humans with whatever task they are programmed to do. A person trained in Computer Science can build robots to help with the clean-up and to go into areas where humans can not go. They can restore normalcy by turning on the machines at the utility plants. If the disaster is an EMP, they will be the most sought-after people in the world due to their knowledge of fixing computers.


Meteorology is a branch of Earth Science that deals with its atmosphere. They primarily focus on weather and the climate. Weather forecasts help make our lives comfortable. They tell us how to dress when bad weather is coming, what it is going to be, and so on. Knowing what’s coming can mean the difference between life and death. In 2022 weather killed 813 people while injuring 1,718 others. Getting caught in bad weather can cause frostbite, hypothermia, and drowning just to name a few. This is why it is important to have someone knowledgeable in this field on your team.


Psychology is a natural science. Psychologists study the mind and behavior of people. During an apocalyptic event, everybody will be suffering from some form of mental health disorder. Whether it be a simple case of anxiety or something far more complex like PTSD, these are the people who are going to get your group through hard times. Your group’s psychologist will help everyone understand what is happening and how to process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors positively. By learning to cope, normalcy will be restored much faster. It can also help those struggling through it find their purpose in this new society.


Physics is the science of matter and energy, and how they interact with each other. It’s pretty much the study of everything in physical existence, from subatomic particles to whole planets. Physicists will find out what caused the disaster in the first place. They’ll invent solutions to prevent the next one. They can work with the engineers on their disaster-resistant buildings. While also coming up with clean energy solutions. They can work with the meteorologist to set up an early warning system to detect approaching threats faster than before.


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M.L. Lewis

Welcome to my little slice of pie. This blog will primarily focus on prepping and homesteading skills with a sprinkle of fiction every now and then.

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