Anomalous Distraction is one of the the web-homes of @xtaldave, a skeptical blogger, mischief maker and part-time skeptical activist (or skeptivist).
When not being a skeptic, I am a sceptical crystallographer postdoc working in an academic research environment (i.e. University) in the UK.
My scientific work concerns the 3D structure of proteins and macromolecules involved in Arthritis, molecules which are strangely enough, also involved in ovulation – whodathunkit!? In the not too distant future, I hope to free myself of the shackles of mentor-ship and obtain my own funding (via a fellowship, for those in the know) to pursue my own interests.
This blog will touch on those areas, but it’ll have a broader remit, mainly concerning science, pseudo-science and academia. Or indeed anything else I can shoehorn into it.
If you feel moved to comment, please follow a few basic rules:
1) Identify yourself – anonymous comments maybe ignored or destroyed
2) No ad homs or profanity (unless absolutely necessary)
3) Try and keep on topic please
– E-mail address: xtaldaveblog_SQUIGGLE_gmail_DOT_com –
Disclaimer: As blog owner I reserve the right to ignore rules 2 & 3.
Views expressed are my own and not my employers, or my funding sources, past, present or future – obviously.