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Melvin Porter (melpor)

Joined 7 years ago from New Jersey, USA. Last activity 5 weeks ago.




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Melvin is an avid reader and a retired scientist (chemist) after working for one major pharmaceutical company for 32 years. He has worked a total of 35 years as a chemist at several major pharmaceutical laboratories. His original ambition was to become a Medical Illustrator (an artist with MD behind his name), but changed his career path to become a chemist.  He still has an interest in just about anything pertaining to medicine.

He enjoys reading articles on any field of science, especially the science of genetics, medicine and astronomy.  His most popular scientific journals and magazines are Scientific American, Discover, National Geographic, and Smithsonian just to name a few.

His goal on hubpages is to share his scientific knowledge and to explain scientific information with other hubbers and readers in a non-scientific manner. Occasionally, he will write a few hubs on other topics besides science primarily to earn money. After all, that is his secondary goal for writing on Hubpages.

His other interests are math,  listening to R&B music abd jazz music. He also enjoys studying history; especially nineteenth century and twentieth century history. His favorite area of interest in history is just about anything pertaining to scientific discoveries, American Civil War and World War II.  He believes you will have a better understanding of the current world events if you know your history. Every event in the world starts from a "cause" and the end result is the "effect" from it which is another event.

He is also an amateur artist and his work was once critiqued while he was a teen by the late, well-known American, artist Norman Rockwell. In his free time he creates pencil drawings and has been doing this since the age of six. 

He also enjoys cruising in the Caribbean during the summer with his family. Cruising is his favorite way to vacation and on his own time he enjoys watching lots of science fiction movies, namely, The Matrix, The Time Machine, Star Wars, just to name a few. 

Hubpages Accomplishments:

1. Two hubs received "Editor's Choice" status. 



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