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 was born into the world in London in 1983. I spent time learning how to be human in a small colony of other trainee humans, after which I learned about stock markets and became a financial journalist. Soon I realised I needed to step out of that vortex and make a different kind of impact on the world. I moved to New Zealand and became a writer and started making content-based websites on things that interest me. This is my current website baby. I also have a human baby, called Fox, who’s actually five years old. His defining feature is that he is very, very tall. He is also on the autistic spectrum and is obsessed with marine animals and the waveform locomotion of snakes, and you should be too if you know what’s good for you. Fox is awesome.
I’m also in my second year of a zoology degree, where I’m learning to think like a scientist. 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.
If you’re a scientist, journalist, eccentric millionaire, or anyone else who might like to get involved in developing Science Me, please find me on LinkedIn and/or write me an email. 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 miracle.
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.