Thanksgiving is the the time of year that we reflect on what we are thankful for. I personally am thankful for my family, relatively good health, and the ability to teach students (and public). Upon further reflection, I am also thankful for science. Science is probably not likely to dominate your turkey and dressing (stuffing for some of you but I am a Southerner) conversations, but it is something that each of us should be thankful for. Here are 3 reasons why.