Editorial - About Blog

Firstly, let me make it clear, I'm not a proper scientist of any description.   I'm an enthusiast who writes about science.  I don't have a degree, I spent a year studying astrophysics and two studying environmental archaeology, dropped out and then spent a good few years still reading up on whatever took my fancy.

I'm not a professional journalist, nor do I pretend to be.  After all, they're meant to play by certain rules.  Neither am I a professional scientist.  They too, have to play within the rules.

The lovely thing is, I understand why both groups have those rules, and I absolutely respect them.  Journalism and science wouldn't be the disciplines that they are without the rules.  The rules are important.

So I try to stick to the rules within reason - I'll try to be as truthful as possible with what I say.  I'll try to reference the people who had ideas ahead of mine, and make it clear when I'm just throwing wild ideas around.

But I will throw wild ideas around.

I'm making an effort at living by the codes of good writing and good science.  But I'm not going to let that get in the way of celebrating the glorious ideas that science comes up with in the name of exploring possibility.  I'm going to be an unashamed gossip and geek at the same time.

Hopefully, I'll manage to be a highly professional unashamed gossip and geek.  That's the optimal bit of the graph anyway.

Comments and emails are always welcome.