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Hi, I'm Mitch

  1. Oct 31, 2015 #1
    Hi there!

    My name is Mitch, and I'm a science addict. It's been two hours since I binge-read some scientific literature.

    I've been poking my head in here for a while, mostly just admiring the discussions and wealth of information. Nothing gives me hope for the future like seeing folks demonstrate curiosity and respect for knowledge, so this place obvious inspires a lot of positive feelings in me.

    I am not a scientist, nor am I involved in any sort of scientific field. Instead, I'm a layman who simply loves to learn new things. I am also a self-published author, and my writing is best described as science-fantasy disguised as a superhero story. While I do not strive toward writing hard sci-fi, I do like to incorporate as much realistic information as possible. For example, my novel incorporates a fair bit of cytogenetics (with a focus on retrotransposons) and cosmology (specifically regarding the earliest eras of cosmic history and the development of the fundamental forces). I should stress that, as a writer, I'm more devoted to the story and characters than I am to pure scientific accuracy, but I attempt to ground the tale in reality. Grossly inaccurate technobabble always makes me nauseous.

    So a place like this is a real gift for someone like me. I greatly appreciate the time and effort put in by the many contributors and commenters here. Thanks for being dedicated to spreading knowledge! The world is a better place because of people like you fine folks.
     
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  3. Oct 31, 2015 #2

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    Welcome to the PF, Mitch! :smile:
     
  4. Oct 31, 2015 #3
    Thanks! This place really is amazing! I should have made an account long ago.
     
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