I Don't Qualify, But if I Did…

the following would be my badges.

Sexual Harrassment
Ice with Ice
Ice with Dry Ice
Ice with Liquid Nitrogen
Electric Shock
I like to blow shit up
Linear Regression!
I burn Things
I know how to Burn Things
I know why Things Burn
I have set Myself on Fire (inadvertently)
I have worked with industrial acids

I say I don’t qualify as a science communicator because: it causes problems in the my workplace; I have neither the skill nor the experience to be a good science advocate. Therefore I cannot claim the required “talking science” badge.

I do what I can when people spout strange things. And, I tend to read a lot of esoteric articles, so I try to bring the less media-concentrated science to light with the people around me.

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5 Responses to I Don't Qualify, But if I Did…

  1. Chris says:

    Very nice. I think my list is pretty similar, although I think I get:


    (I would have thought that you qualified for this one too.)

    I was considering whether this one applied to our siege engines:

  2. Chris says:

    Ugh. No images.

  3. Bill says:

    I can show images in the comments. Why can’t you? That question would probably work better if I weren’t the blog administrator.

  4. Kim says:

    I’m interested in the flame, level IV, story. Care to tell?

  5. Bill says:

    At least twice I ended up with fewer eyebrow hairs than I started with due to indiscretions with flammables and various compressed gases. Plus, in college I realized a bit too late that stomping on burning rubber cement is not an effective method of extinguishment. Transfer of flaming sticky petrocarbons to the bottom or your shoes is the only result.

    In retrospect, those incidents are quite amusing, especially me dancing around with burning shoes. I can only chalk those up as “learning experiences.”

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