peacefuldragon:

thisworldisamazing:

Watched this in biology class the other day, had it stuck in my head all day.

On the plus side, if I get an exam question on it then I should be able to answer it pretty easily!

Somewhat unrelated, but Dr. Kary Mullis seems like an interesting character. I looked him up to see if he was the guy my lab prof talked about going to a lecture he gave at her University where he talked to a bunch of excited, PCR-enthusiast biologists about the art he was doing. 

According to his wikipedia page, he claims he once spoke to a glowing green raccoon and once wanted to sell jewelry with the DNA of dead famous people in it. 

Oh, and he doesn’t believe in climate change. Or AIDS being the result of HIV.  

Which just goes to show that scientists definitely aren’t boring, and even Nobel Prize winning ones definitely aren’t always right about everything. 

psydoctor8:

What 7th graders think of scientists (and how they look) before and after they meet in person:

I think of a scientist as very dedicated to his work. He is kind of crazy, talking always quickly. He constantly is getting new ideas. He is always asking questions and can be annoying. He listens to others’ ideas and questions them. - Amy 

 Click thru to see before and after drawings.  
H/T Dr. SunWolf &Annie Murphy Paul

cute and interesting. 

psydoctor8:

What 7th graders think of scientists (and how they look) before and after they meet in person:

I think of a scientist as very dedicated to his work. He is kind of crazy, talking always quickly. He constantly is getting new ideas. He is always asking questions and can be annoying. He listens to others’ ideas and questions them. - Amy 

Click thru to see before and after drawings.  

H/T  &

cute and interesting. 

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