Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

My friend, Sara, sent me two Yellow Ibis t-shirts so I could postpone, by a couple more days, that long and lonely trudge through ten foot high snowdrifts to the laundromat. Yellow Ibis is a small company that sells science-based products such as mugs, engravings, prints and t-shirts. The shirt that I am wearing today is light blue with Darwin’s “I Think” Tree of Life on it. This tree is copied from the first one ever drawn by Darwin (pictured) in his notebook, Transmutation.

As I see it, this shirt is essential apparel for any practicing evolutionary biologist. I am anticipating that PZ will be sent two dozen of these by his flock of faithful readers in honor of his hatchday celebration.

Disclaimers: I do not get paid anything to say nice things about this, or anything else, on my blog. I did get two free shirts out of this deal, but in another (employed) life, I would happily buy these shirts, just so I could have Darwin’s Tree of Life plastered across my chest (a shirt is cheaper than a tattoo).


  1. #1 Cat
    March 14, 2006

    These t-shirts are very cool. I might have to get the one with “hot like capcaicin” or the “as sweet as sugar”. Perfect for a food chemist

    Hmmm, Mum was asking what I wanted for my birthday.


  2. #2 Amanda
    March 14, 2006

    But what a cool tattoo it would be!

  3. #3 YellowIbis
    March 14, 2006

    Hey Grrlscientist!

    Big thanks for mentioning us. I think ‘company’ might be a bit of an ambitious statement for a couple of rag-tag underemployed scientists. :) But we can draw a chemical structure on straight. 😉

    All the best
    Sara and the gals @ YellowIbis

  4. #4 Abel PharmBoy
    March 15, 2006

    Hey, YellowIbis folks! Love your stuff – I’ve got to get me the coffee cup with the Warhol treatment of Darwin. BTW, do you think you might sell a ton of the EDTA shirts to autism-chelation therapy activists???

  5. #5 Sara @ YellowIbis
    March 15, 2006

    Hi Abel PharmBoy,

    Hmm… that connection hadn’t occurred to us. I think we were thinking more along the lines of ‘EDTA – wonder substance!’ since it’s in a lot of food, soaps, etc. Plus of course many people use it as part of their scientific work.

    Best wishes

  6. #6 GrrlScientist
    March 15, 2006

    well, i still think that Darwin’s tree is the best one of all.

  7. #7 cicenhour
    May 25, 2006

    The NPA also has some nice products for the scientist geek in all of us :) And all proceeds go to help improve the postdoc experience!!

  8. #8 YellowIbis
    December 11, 2006

    Just an update to those of you still coming across this post in December 2006: we have even more products and designs available and there is still time to order for xmas. Thanks!
    Sara @ YellowIbis

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