A lot of ScienceBloggers in these parts have been getting their panties and manties in a wad over who’s the nerdiest nerd of all. There has been some some excellent hand-flailing-at-the-head-of-the-class-type posturing (myself included).
To recap the nerd highlights:
Tim Lambert (Nerd God like me) of Deltoid assembled all the SciBlogger’s Nerd Scores together.
Janet of Adventures in Science and Ethics gives props to the female geeks among us. Pink pocket-protectors anyone?
Orac of Respectful Insolence insolently suggested that I be disqualified, but I quickly forgave once I observed his ultimate geekdom as evidenced by his collection of Star Trek memorabilia and Dalek cookie jar. And he *is* a friggin’ computer.
Mike Dunford of the Questionable Authority has a few questions which may help you realize if you are truly a nerd.
Razib of Gene Expression once mocked someone for a poor pippetting technique. Yes, nerds can be cruel too.
Afarensis collects slide rules. ‘Nuff said.
Kevin Vranes of No Se Nada scored a pathetic 45 in the Nerd Test, and really can’t be much of a nerd at all.
Mike of the Questionable Authority recalls a fishtank made out of an old Mac and being the president of the RPG club in high school.
Bora of A Blog Around the Clock weighs in at a flaccid 56 on the Nerd Test, although his admission of his love for turtlenecks does temper that embarrassment a little.
Although, without further ado, Mark Chu-Carrol hands-down wins the nerd-off (in my humble opinion of course). For one, his CURRENT picture trumps PZ’s old one, and he reads programming language books for fun and has 30 tinwhistles which he plays. Come on guys, NO ONE can beat that. Mark, for those about to derive, I salute you!