The “talking science” badge.


Required for all members. Assumes the recipient conducts himself/herself in such a manner as to talk science whenever he/she gets the chance. Not easily fazed by looks of disinterest from friends or the act of “zoning out” by well intentioned loved ones. (DN)



  1. I spent about an hour at a Christmas house party once drunkenly looking at Google Images: Aspergillus showing someone how beautiful molds are– at least I THINK he was interested in mold! He certainly seemed enthusiastic… but how could you not get excited about mold? Come on!

  2. I can never tell if people are actually interested in Number Theory and Hyperbolic Geometry, or if they’re just terrified that I’ll prove them out of existence if they stop smiling and nodding.

  3. I probably deserve a level 2 for marrying a scientist and talking science at meals & at bedtime… but then with kids and all I might be getting a little rusty.

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