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Square bacteria and John Kerry [Oct. 11th, 2004|09:47 pm]
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You heard me. Square bacteria.

And I was invited here by linaliem when I asked for an icon or banner or artwork of some kind using the following John Kerry quote from the last debate: "America needs a president who believes in science. [I will be that president.]"
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and here's the link... [Aug. 20th, 2004|10:58 pm]
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Tom Lehrer's "The Elements" song in very awesome animation format best part is the end.
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Non sequitur comic [Aug. 20th, 2004|10:38 pm]
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This appeared last sunday, and it is very funny. Stephen Hawking is a flip-flopper, yep yep.
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So then. Broomsticks? [Sep. 13th, 2004|05:04 pm]
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Spose I should intro myself (presumably only to the moderator at this point...) I am interested in the study of magic according to scientific method, and in the development of a general unified theory of magic. Current interests and avenues of enquiry include quantum theory and string theory, ethnobotany and chaos. Any takers?
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1st post [Sep. 12th, 2004|07:09 pm]
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So, first of all I am reposting the community userinfo:
Have you ever found yourself squeeing about the pureandtrue DNA/RNA OTP?
Have you ever made a crazy association during physics class that you knew no one else would understand?
Do you secretly giggle at those videos you watched during chem class where the molecules "bond"?
Are you the only person you know to have memorized Tom Lehrer's "The Elements"?
Do you ever find yourself mesmorized by the wiggling ATP on the campbell biology site?
More on the serious side, do you ever wonder how that "magic" in a the book you're reading could actually work?

If so, you've found the perfect community for the lonely souls who feel science need not always be academic and textbook-based but should include dorkiness and squeeing as well.

Basically, the subject of this community encompasses anything in which science and fandom intersect. For now, anything from squeeing over facillitated diffusion to having a slightly intelligible conversation about how a broomstick might really work is what we're looking for here. Post science-related fanfics( we know you've written them ;-) ), science related colorbars, song parodies and poems you've written that include some sort of scientific reference, and anything dorky and geeky.

This community was inspired in part by The Science of Harry Potter, by Roger Highfield, along with all the other books in that series (I think they've done star wars, x-files, LotR, Buffy).

This community is moderated by linaliem, and possibly her sister, taira602.

And then, everyone must ogle at my icon which is a stuffed dust mite from http://www.giantmicrobes.com. The epitome of geekyness are these. Can be found online and the UCSD bookstore, perhaps other places as well. Not the Stanford bookstore, however. People should join. People should be interest searching whores like me and join, without my having to do any work. Yeah.
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