A little ditty about a fertile object of scientific study.

While discussing poop with a bunch of life scientists -- in particular, we were discussing its utility in a wide variety of research projects -- one of the scientists at the table related a rousing cheer which I simply must share:

Starts with an S
and it ends with a T.
It comes out of you
and it comes out of me.
I know what you're thinking,
but don't call it that!
Let's be scientific
and call it SCAT!

I'm told this has them in stitches at sixth grade camp.

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By William Haberer (not verified) on 22 Sep 2007 #permalink


I'm gonna go slightly off topic here, but...

I think you would be interested in joining www.hypertope.com , which is this new Academic Networking Site for researchers and scholars...

Normally, joining is free, but by invitation only... but for a brief promotional period only they have opened the gates, so that the initial members can join in, and invite their own academic colleagues, and so on...

It would also be nice if you could post a blog item about it, so that the word spreads.

all the best