The Scientific Activist

Call for Valinetines!

As the Holiday That Will Not Be Named approaches rapidly, I have a little request for my readers and the blogosphere at large. Two years ago, The Scientific Activist introduced the blogosphere to valinetines, scientifically-themed valentines named after the amino acid valine. Here’s a classic example from my friend Josh Siepel:

You’ve wounded me, dear;

And how can it be?

You’ve reached in and disabled

My p53.

Something is growing,

You’ve heard the rumour

Love grows in my heart

And it isn’t a tumor.

Get the picture? Good, now it’s your turn to write your own valinetines. Get those creative juices flowing, and then either email your own valinetines to me or post them on your blog and let me know. Then, on Valentine’s Day, I’ll post my favorites on the blog and link accordingly. In the meantime, check out more valinetines here.


  1. #1 Cuttlefish
    February 11, 2008

    This is the first I have ever heard of valinetines–I’ll have to try my hand.

    Meanwhile, some more traditional untraditional valentines:

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