It’s on now. Janet of Adventures in Ethics and Science has challenged us all to a nerd-off. It doesn’t look like David Bowie is going to be there, but, hell, we can do better. Maybe James Watson? Anyways, here’s the challenge:
It’s time for a nerd-off.
OK, I’ll throw my towel into the ring. How’s this for size: science-themed valentines. Back in my undergraduate days, one of my friends, Jen Dulin, came up with a way for scientists around the world to express their love more… well… scientifically. From that day on, valinetines (named after the amino acid valine) became an annual tradition that hasn’t stopped since. Here’s one from Jen:
If I could draw a structure of our love,
I’d draw it in Lewis dot.
Fuck the Fischer projections, baby,
Cause your lone pair gets me so hot.