I don’t know how many of my readers saw this, but last week someone decided to have a hotornot contest for the ScienceBloggers. But it was based on pictures placed on technorati, and since I don’t have a picture there, I was left out of the field of entries; I’m not the least bit disappointed by that. But this week, Janet has decided that rather than a “who’s hotter” contest, we should have a “who’s geekier” contest, so she has declared a nerd off. Shelly is all in for it and posts some pretty compelling evidence of nerdiness. Chris has likewise issued a dork manifesto of his own, complete with physics jokes. But I don’t think anyone is gonna beat Orac on this one. I think he’s the Uber-nerd.
As for me I’m afraid I’ll have to sit this one out. The only thing really geeky about me is my love of books. But the fact that none of those books are sci fi or fantasy generally leaves me off the nerd list. That and the fact that I positively loathe Star
Drek Trek, wouldn’t play Dungeons and Dragons (or any variation of it) if you put a gun to my head, and wouldn’t be caught dead at a Ren Faire pretty much rules me out for this title. Consequently, when I took the nerd test I didn’t score very well:
That’s well below the next lowest score on Tim Lambert’s chart of all the ScienceBloggers. I am apparently just a nerd wannabe.