I’m Becky Turner and this is my science blog. 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 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. Wait, what are you doing… that’s not a tentacle. Please stop that. Seriously. Get off!! Just kidding. I love my readers. Come back. Don’t leave!
I come from an island called Britain which is a fine place if you like crumpets and tweed. Now I live on a different island called New Zealand which has 100% more flightless birds. I live with a Pete (see below), a Fox, two dogs, two rats, and 17 trillion bacteria. Fox is especially good. He’s just your average modern five-year-old whose defining feature is that he is very, very tall. He’s also obsessed with marine animals and the waveform locomotion of snakes, and you should be too if you know what’s good for you.
I’m doing a zoology degree where I’m learning to think like a scientist so I can write better stuff here. 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 don’t find that interesting then I don’t understand you at all.
If you’re a scientist, journalist, publisher, eccentric millionaire, or anyone else who might want to help develop Science Me, please find me on LinkedIn or write me an email. Or don’t. Free will is an illusion. In fact, it’s already predetermined whether you write to me or not so don’t give it another moment’s thought. But wait – what if I’m wrong about that? Now no-one knows what’s what and we’re all bound up in a giant pickle.
I am the proud owner of a part-time Pete. He’s a digital designer and a student of psychology and philosophy. He sometimes writes for Science Me and crushes the dirty invasions of the pond scum who try to break your website just when you get the hang of life. This is our third major website together. We’re doing okay. One day I’m going to make him implement a forum here. Don’t tell him though. It’s going to be a Christmas miracle. Pete’s also a musician and I highly recommend you visit his music site right now this instant. He also runs the critically-unacclaimed podcast series, Schemey Pete’s Scenarios on which I’m a recurring guest.
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