About The Authors

Science Me is a blog run by Rebecca Casale and Pete Casale, a couple of science hoodlums in New Zealand.

Hello, I'm Rebecca, the official face of Science Me. I'm a former journalist who flipped a leaf in recent years to study zoology and become a science writer.

My passion for science leans towards evolutionary biology and the vast spectrum of natural science therein. Genetics and genomics, evolution by natural selection, the chemistry of life, population dynamics, species emergence, bacteria, plants, viruses and all the life you've ever seen - ever.

If you're wondering why you're here at all, here's an overview: Why Science? It explains why science is the best available source of objective knowledge to humanity. The purpose of this site is to ruffle up your science feathers and get you thinking rationally and creatively. I want to help people see the world through this empirical lens, where vast inspiration awaits.

There are a few dozen long-form articles to date. I have more in the pipeline. I just need time to research and write them. A hell of a lot of time. And I don't do all this alone - I'm also the proud owner of a part-time Pete.

Pete is a web designer and user experience specialist. He studies part time degrees in psychology and philosophy, as well as contributing to Science Me through articles, illustrations and the hidden code you never see behind the site.

Pete and I share common interests in science and philosophy. Every week we have hypothetical debates on his comedy podcast series Schemey Pete's Scenarios. We also share a couple of kids: Fox (6) and Kea (0). That last revelation should explain why there hasn't been much activity on the blog for the last three months, but normal service will resume soon.

Becky, Pete, Fox

If you're a scientist, student, journalist, publisher, millionaire, or anyone else who wants to help develop Science Me into something special, you can drop us an email or connect on LinkedIn. Or don't! Free will is an illusion.

Elsewhither, visit our article archives and get your science on. Immediately! Post haste! Pronto! Etc.