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I did a round of science merit badges earlier this month celebrating people’s understanding and appreciation of evolution, vaccines, and climate change. In this second round (of hopefully many more), I focus on chemophobia, the often misunderstood “theory,” and the ongoing quest of marine scientists (like David Shiffman of @whysharksmatter) to explain to many Discovery channel lovers that mermaids are, in fact, quite nonexistent.

Celebrate your science literacy!

Katie McKissick About the Author: Katie McKissick is a former high school biology teacher turned science writer and cartoonist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her first book is called What’s in Your Genes? and will be in bookstores December 2013. Her work can be found at www.beatricebiologist.com. Follow on Twitter @beatricebiology.

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





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