Oh, hello. I’m Becky Turner. I’m the maker of Science Me and while we’re very much on the subject, I have far more limbs than are depicted here. Far more. At least four, maybe five. Maybe six! You just don’t know. I could be an octopus. Unless you meet me in person, in my marine habitat, and we go to shake hands, and I slap a limp, wet tentacle into your palm, you just shouldn’t rule anything out. That’s empirical science for you. Don’t take my word for anything.
I started life as a zygote and emerged into the world somewhere around London in 1983. I spent some time learning how to be human in a small colony of other trainee humans, producing a mixed bag of results. After leaving school I learned about stock markets and became a financial journalist. Soon I realised that was far too serious business. I moved all the way to New Zealand to write about more fun things and experience some better weather. I’ve been here about 10 years now and have a son named Fox, whose defining feature is that he is very, very tall. His midwife used to call him a Banana Baby. He’s now five.
My goal is to be a science writer, and I’m in my second year of a Zoology degree. Evolutionary biology makes me foam at the mouth, in a good way of course. I can’t think of any scenario where foaming at the mouth is a bad thing, but you never know. Evolutionary science is broad and rich and deep. It pulls together the origins of life, genetic and genomic mutation, animal phylogeny, geology and the environment, natural selection, adaptationism, inheritance, population dynamics, species emergence and extinction, bacteria, viruses and all the life you’ve ever seen, ever.
I hope you like Science Me and this website grows to be popular and I won’t have to get an old fashioned job in an office again. If not, I’ll go back to my underwater cave and rethink what else to do with my life. I’ll probably have time. I’ll probably end up becoming a robot who lives off-planet, and I’ll look back at this time as an organic Earthling as my days of innocence.
If you think of yourself as a professional something-or-other and want to fund the growth of this website or pay me lots of money to write a book, check out my LinkedIn profile. Or don’t. Free will is an illusion. Did you know?
I should also declare I am the proud owner of a part-time Pete. He’s an app/website designer and a student of Psychology and Philosophy. He also writes and draws content for Science Me and crushes the dirty digital invasions of the subhuman pond scum who try to muck up your website just when you get the hang of life. One day I’m going to make him implement a PHP forum here. Don’t tell him though. It’s going to be a Christmas surprise.
Pete is also a musician in his spare time, which I heartily recommend.
Oh look, we have social media squiggles! Please follow them, and I will make it so you hear from me more.