About Me

Long and short: I’m a grad student. Lots of ambition. Lots of dumb. I’m in this crazy program in which I’m doing a collaborative project between a biomedical research institute in the states and a Major Research University in England. Just finished my second year of crapping all over myself, but it’s still pretty awesome.

Why do this? Why would you care about what I have to say? Well, I can’t say that you will, but my reason for doing this is that I started following some baller folks in the sci journo community about a year ago via twitter, and have now decided I should stop being a passive observer (because, you know, I really need more ways to divide my time).

If you’re a real person, feel free to follow me on twitter: @daGreatAntidote

About “The Great Antidote”

These days science seems to be just like anything else.  Politics, money, and aesthetics hold all the cards.  Here’s my attempt at finding evidence both for and against Adam Smith’s claim of science as something more pure: ‘the great antidote’ to the poisons of complacency.


One Response to About Me

  1. Yudhishtar says:

    well i’m applying for a graduate program to the US…there’s just about 2-3 weeks left for me to finish my application…as i scrolled down the email i received from some professor in Columbia telling me that she sees no point in my applying to their programme i read this quote at the end “Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition”… it got me so intrigued that i just had to think about it again and again… i even thought about adding it to my personal statement at the end as a nice touch with a li’l counter statement afterwards….but lo and behold you’ve already written about it…and probably in better words than i could ever 😛
    nice blog…BIG fan already!!! was already a big fan of PhD comics btw…
    All the best with your research!!! and the blog 😀

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