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Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« on: July 03, 2012, 08:31:11 AM »
Hello Paleoposse!
after years of talking to you through twitter and facebook and emails,
and reading your reviews on the paleoPOW,
we decided that it might be fun to interact with you guys old school.

So we've made a forum, which will act as the home for our happy community.

Lets talk about science, things that are sort of science and things that wish they were science.
also, bigfoot and beer.

life is fun, lets get to know each other!
NEW RULE: each new person needs to start a new subject. gotta get this place stewing with ideas!
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 09:57:00 AM by bn »
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 08:33:21 AM »
My name is Ben, and I am canadian.
I study general relativity, and am currently a postdoc in st John's Newfoundland.
my favourite things are giant robots, cookies, and time travel.
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 09:02:21 AM »
Hello everybody - I'm Justin, and I like boards

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 09:09:42 AM »
Allan here. Got two months left before I finish my PhD. I classify myself as a protein crystallographer and my interest is on bacterial microcompartments.

I'm currently in London, UK!

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 09:48:08 AM »
Hi all.  I'm Dayna.  I'm a high school chemistry teacher.  I like blowing things up, comics, video games, and Star Wars.
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 12:46:33 PM »
I'm Ryan and I believe Ben has used his admin powers to update my avatar.

:-/
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 01:01:35 PM »
you have admin powers too.
you just need to learn to believe in yourself.
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Hi, I'm Anthony, but the fake name I use on the internet is Ed. You can call me either of those things. I'm a college student in the Inland Empire of southern California in These United States. I get paid to tweet jokes but only as long as my boss doesn't find out that's what I'm doing. I enjoy sciences and maths, exercise, and video games.

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 06:28:54 PM »
I'm Ryan and I believe Ben has used his admin powers to update my avatar.

:-/

Hahahahahahahahaha!

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 09:37:23 PM »
Hey folks.  My name is Garrett and I teach math and physics to pre-med students--hopefully soon to high school students in a traditional classroom!  You folks make my very long commutes quite entertaining and informative. 

Also, I feel like there's a very heavy IPA bias in your "what are we drinking" segment.  Show those rich, flavorful, and low IBU porters some more love!  I'm pretty sure Kelly does, but we need more!
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2012, 03:33:06 AM »
Hi, my name is Stephan and I am a PhD student in computational biophysics in Germany.
In my free time I volunteer to organize stuff for the student part of the german physical society and listen to weird podcasts...
Null results, open questions and a bit of my writing: JUnQ

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2012, 09:29:07 AM »
Hello my name is Sarah. I am a geologist, but I'm just about to start a Teaching Credential/Masters in Education program at UCSC. After that, I will miraculously find a job and become a High School Earth Science teacher.

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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 10:49:14 AM »
Hello my name is Sarah. I am a geologist, but I'm just about to start a Teaching Credential/Masters in Education program at UCSC. After that, I will miraculously find a job and become a High School Earth Science teacher.

Good for you!  We need more good Earth science teachers.  There is a lack of qualified ES teachers at the high school I work at right now and it's super frustrating!
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 12:05:32 PM »
Hello my name is Sarah. I am a geologist, but I'm just about to start a Teaching Credential/Masters in Education program at UCSC. After that, I will miraculously find a job and become a High School Earth Science teacher.

You're getting a teaching credential now!? That's awesome. Way to go.
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Re: Welcome everybody! Introduce yourself!
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 04:03:18 PM »
Greetings and Salutations (aren't they the same thing?) My name is Summer and unlike most of you, I am a layperson when it comes to science, but I like science and science-y things. I am trying to become more science literate though! This introduction thing sounds like an AA meeting. "hello, my name is summer and I'm a science-aholic..."