Science Scout Badges I've Earned








Talking Science

I Don't talk science all that often, but I do try to have some entries that cover scientific Ideas.

Other than explaining topics of conversations with friends.



No prison escapes or WD-40 involved, but I have often been cornered by Company men to explain

some rather esoteric ideas related to Geothermal Anomolies, and by roughnecks asking "is this gold?"



If your reading this, you linked in from my blog.


Arts and Crafts

One look in my Jeep will explain this one.


I'm pretty confident around open flame

Come on, I used to be a welder and blacksmith.


Inappropriate nocturnal use of lab equipment in the name of alternative science experimentation / communication

This one is tied in with exothermic reactions.


I may look like a scientist, but I am actually also a ninja

There is a reason I wear black at night, now be quiet and follow me.


My degree inadvertantly makes me competent in fixing household appliances

I cant help it, it does.


Has Frozen stuff just to see what happens. Level I

Involved a frezer, plastic basket hilt (and its inventor) and an 8 pound sledge, and lots of beer.


Level II

Ever notice how much dry ices squeals when pressed agaist aluminum, and how much people squeal......


Level III

Brittleness testes again, level 3.5, liquid helium (hey, in college I wasn't paying for the stuff).



I bet I know more computer languages than you, and I’m not afraid to talk about it

Yes, Im a geek, still working on Ubergeek though.


Inordinately fond of invertebrate

At least paleozoic fossiles are dead.


respect me - I’ve published at an upper tier publication for popular science readership

I think the "Canadian Minerologist" has at least 50k, it is peer reviewed and costs $400+ a year for a subscription.


I’ve done science with no conceivable practical application

structural states in feldspars, why? cause they are cool.


I know what a tadpole is

cause i didnt qualify for the other badge.


I’m a scientist who is fundamentally opposed to administrative duties

look at Indy, his life is over now that he is a Dean.


Have used a dental drill and I’ve never been a dentist

actually these things are fabulous, for fosils or rifle stocks.


Experienced with electrical shock Level I

yes, the frog was recently deceased.


Level II

It's all fun and games untill someone goes into fibrilations.


Level III

Conditioned Responce, dont stand so close to the electric fences when urinating.


Totally digs highly exothermic reactions.

Self explanitory, you are, or you are not.


Sciences has forced me to seek medical attention.

Glassware and Stiches, two peas in a pod.


I'm into telescope astronomy

Just a hobby


Statistical Linear Regression


I've set fire to stuff Level I

ooooo, pretty colors

I've set fire to stuff Level II

I used to be a fireman.


I've set fire to stuff Level III

... When the electron drops from its excited state....


I've set fire to stuff, Level IV

Hey! You sure this is going to keep me from catching on fire? If I get a scar, you are too!


Workes with acid

HF, fun stuff.


Has doen science whilst under the influence

I am a geologist after all.


I've had to use the saftey shower in my lab

Dont let the truck driver pump 50% H2O2 into the 35% Caustic Soda solution.


I didn’t bathe at all for an entire month, because of science

Ok, 28 days, it wasnt febuary, but its still that long.


I build robots, Level 1

Not much, but it did fly.




What I do for science dictates my having to wash my hands before I use the toilet

refer to the saftey shower.


Active volcano in my research area

ok, not a research area, but job site instead, eastern rift zone of Hawaii.