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The Scientific American Blog Network turns 1 today!

Scicurious wrote a poem for the occasion.

Hard to believe we’re so young, innit? We’ve got a long-established magazine behind us, and so many veteran science bloggers, that it feels longer, at least to me. And I can see this network celebrating many happy returns.

But we wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for you. Yes, you. So, in the grand tradition of Ed Yong’s “Who Are You?” posts, we want to give you an opportunity to introduce yourselves. Registration is quick and easy, if you haven’t done it already. Ready? Delurk!

1. Who are you? Have you got a background in science, do you enjoy it as a layperson, or did you have utterly no interest before stumbling in here?

2. How did you find Rosetta Stones? And do you just hang out here, or partake of the sciencey goodness on the rest of the network?

3. What’s your favorite thing about geology?

4. What kind of rock/geologic feature would you be?

Have a bit o’ fun with these questions, answer as many or as few as you like, and most importantly, grab some cake or other desired confection and celebrate with us!

Merci, my dear readers!

Dana Hunter About the Author: Dana Hunter is a science blogger, SF writer, and geology addict whose home away from SciAm is En Tequila Es Verdad. Follow her on Twitter: @dhunterauthor. Follow on Twitter @dhunterauthor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. TheologyGeology 9:55 pm 07/5/2012

    Okay, I’ll bite.

    1. Name’s Cody. Originally a History major, with a masters in Theological studies (Orthodox, in particular). I grew up in Arizona, so I absorbed a lot of geology knowledge by Osmosis, and like it so much that I’m thinking of getting a second masters in that–or Paleontology. I got into Paleontology when I was much younger, let it slide, and now I’m getting back into it, and the same has occured with Geology, especially since leaving Arizona. Also it occurs to me that there’s probably a greater need for Geologists than, you know, Theologians. (Although it would be awesome if I could create my own geology/paleontology/theology based museum to demonstrate that the three are not incompatible, as a sort of raspberry to the worrisome fundamental trend. Before I do anything, though, I need to pay off student loans, somehow. Where was I? Oh. Right. Currently in Boston, about to move back to the southwest to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. (Any notes on local geology there would be welcome)

    2. I stumbled upon this blog, ironically enough, while looking at the sidebar “photo of the week” while on tetrapod zoology. Then I read the article on Jerome and squeed. (The last place I lived in Arizona was Cottonwood. I’d visit Jerome almost monthly. Needless to say, it made me homesick for some of the awesome geology I grew up with. Massachusetts is boring.)

    3. I like how it explains how landscapes form. It gives a sense of deep time, and just how precious our time here is. Also, it’s a great source of puns.

    4. Hm. This is a tough one. I’m going to go with the Mogellon Rim for this one. :-D

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