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More Science Merit Badges


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!

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

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