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The Best Of #IAmAScientistBecause


I love it when a #hashtag brings science center stage on big social media platforms. Last year it was #overlyhonestmethods, which I think was entertaining and eye-opening in equal measure!

The latest accidental science communication phenomenon is #IAmAScientistBecause – prompting scientists from all around the world to share their inspiration and motivation and passion for science.

Here’s a few of the best from fellow biologists and conservationists (with a bit of cosmology thrown in because it’s awesome).

And here’s Mine…


There’s a few more great links online too:

Why #IAmAScientistBecause is the greatest hashtag this year

Scientists share inspiration on Twitter


Why #IAmAScientistBecause is awesome

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  1. ScientistSeesSquirrel

    Nice collection! I’m hugely enjoying #IAmAScientistBecause, but I’ve seen some people expressing uneasiness about it being smug, exclusionary, etc. I posted some thoughts on this:

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