I Am Science

Kevin’s I Am Science is quite frankly one of the most beautiful and best posts ever posted at Deep-Sea News.  If you haven’t read it, do it now and prepared to be moved.  His call to the community on Twitter received a ground swell of response from across science about the unusual, humorous, and sometimes tragic paths that have led us to a life in science.  Mindy (@LaMinda on twitter) took this story of the #IamScience phenomenon and set it to music.  As Kevin stated its “a simple, beautiful movie that made me tear up.” I dare you not to feel something when you view it.

I Am Science from Mindy Weisberger on Vimeo.

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Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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4 comments on “I Am Science
  1. touching stories, despite crappy music. mine could be something like: used to hike between classes to relax as a history major. now soon to move to chicago to get biology degree as well.
    However, I hope that a job at my brother-in-law’s company can keep me from being homeless. science was always my first love, history is just old dead people, my minor was anthropology, so live people as well, but honestly, i hate people. Science has room for another socially inept misanthrope, right?

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