Here’s this week’s “Ask a scienceblogger” question:
How is it that all the PIs (Tara, PZ, Orac et al.), various grad students, post-docs, etc. find time to fulfill their primary objectives (day jobs) and blog so prolifically?
I don’t know if you can handle the truth, but here it is…
Connect the dots, people. Everyone who meets me says I’m so nice and softspoken; I’ve got the beard; I’m not so svelte anymore; I’m producing this stuff at a prodigious rate; I’m giving it away for free.
I’m Santa Claus gone godless, and every day is freakin’ Christmas. No GI Joes or Barbies anymore, everyone is getting math and science and cold cruel atheism in their stockings.
Jessica Guilford says
me: Yaaaaaaay! Atheism! Quick, daddy, put it together: I want to take it outside and play with it!
Dad: Just remember to share with the other kids, if they ask you.
me: Awww. Do I have to?
Dad [sternly]: Jessica.
me: Oh, all right then I’ll share. [pouts]
Dad: Good. Now, don’t you want to see what else the flying cephalosanta brought you? [picks up box and shakes it] This one sounds like there might be some math in it.
Personally, I think this is wonderful. I no longer walk funny – those GI Joes always made my feet hurt.
Keith Douglas says
Somewhat related: Has anyone ever seen a study relating hours of sleep required and some measure of scientific (or other) productivity? I’ve long suspected that “the greats” need a lot less sleep than some of us more ordinary folk. :)
Channeling some Haldane, eh?
Bronze Dog says
Heresy. You are not Santa. Randi is Santa. Just look at him.