A new blog that could be good

…I am trying to rid the word dilettante of its negative connotations and use it to highlight my interest in scientific research of all kinds. My area of expertise is chemical engineering and food science, however this does not prevent my interest in any other research.

I like any and all science, so this is my playground where I can properly discuss other areas outside my expertise without getting a bad formal peer review!

We like dilettantes. So let’s see how The Science Dilettante develops!


  1. #1 NewEnglandBob
    March 25, 2009

    Definition from Miriam Webster dictionary:

    1 : an admirer or lover of the arts
    2 : a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge

    It looks like you need half of each definition. Definition 1 but not for the arts or definition 2 without the word superficial.

  2. #2 DNLee
    March 25, 2009

    I like the name “Dilettante” it rolls off the tongue. I think I’ll just say that word all the time…”dilettante”.

  3. #3 The Science Dilettante
    March 28, 2009

    Hey thanks for advertising me – I signed in today and wondered why there were so many hits – and I find out it is mostly your fault!