The “I may look like a scientist, but I’m actually also a pirate” badge.


Drinks rum. Into pillaging and stuff. Soft spot for evolutionary biology. (J)


  1. I wish you would offer a badge like this for engineers.

  2. Rosen Otter

    The ” I had a little accident with the rocket fuel” badge.

  3. Jess Henty

    Arrr. Finally a badge I can show off to me hearties while plundering the massive booty of evolutionary biology databases!

  4. Anne H

    I work in a developmental genetics lab. When I’m not doing that, I sail tall ships, which while not actually piracy is more traditionally nautical than much modern piracy. And likely involves more rum.

  5. kiwi

    What about the “I may look like a pirate but I’m actually a scientist” badge? I know numerous people in our dept who could get this one.

  6. Here be Pirates. My favorite-est badge ever. I am a Pastafarian and we Pirates are the chosen ones, we deserve a badge just for us. Arrr. RAmen.

  7. Catherine

    I’m a pirate scientist!

  8. Wow, this badge was made for me. I’ve pretty much been waiting for it my entire life. A quick look at my website (which is an old GeoCities one that will vanish from the interwebs soon) will corroborate my claim. Thanks!

  9. Mark Fitzsimmons

    while testing with coal dust, took some of it home and made a rocket with coal, epoxy and sugar, used oxygen for the oxidizer.
    Tested it on a moving platform, which moved over 2000 ft at over 60 mph.
    Plus I know how to sail, on land or sea.

  10. Ahoy there! Glad to see other pirate scientists, we should all meet up for mug o’ rum! I write a blog called A Schooner of Science, come and visit me hearties.

  11. We’re piratical enough to do what we can to earn our pirate names in our field crews down in the Everglades. I’ve earned the moniker Hatchet for my habit of going through field techs. We do the usual piracy; re-appropriating airboats, stealing flags, pillagin’ and plunderin’.

  12. Doc Plager

    Nothing I published had anything to do with your research. We just came to similar conclusions.

  13. PERFECT! Huzzah for science and piracy! By day, I’m a pathology/ob/gyn researcher. By night and weekend, I’m a piratical performer with PDXYAR. :D

  14. Cyn

    Actually went to a Pyrate Murder Mystery party with a group of molecular biologists the other day! (there were a few video game designers there, too)I have pics!

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