In college I had a math minor and tried out majors in paleontology, aerospace engineering, and meteorology. While I find math and science concepts ultra cool, what I discovered was that my brain tends to turn these findings into stories. (I struggle with the down and dirty exacting proofs that mathematicians and scientists insist on.)
That is how I knew I was really a better story teller than scientist. I kept making these creative leaps that would take years to prove and reprove and review. Let's face it I have the patience of a gnat. :) Instead I think I'll dream up a cool new story using my leaps of creativity and let my characters prove or disprove my theories.