Four or Five Things
This is the last introduction post of the day; I promise.
My name’s Vy. It’s pronounced like the letter V, and it stands for Vendetta, Voracious, Voluptuous, and Vanadium. Anyway, point is, I’m here on Teen Skepchick, and boy am I excited! Not only do I adore skepticism and smart young women, but I also itch to write and tell the entire world my thoughts. Clearly a community blog centered around such things would suit me well.
More thoughts and introductory material after the jump.
Unlike some of the bright minds here on this website, I never pursued science with a passion in my childhood. It was one of the many things that seemed interesting to me, though I soon lost most interest in junior high, when science was presented to me as an existing body of facts to memorize…discovered long ago, in the golden age of the Scientific Revolution.
I even lamented that I was not born in Newton’s time–the era which played host to so many monumental physical and chemical discoveries. That was where the drama and excitement had been. That was where genius surfaced, and where investigation created revolution. Present day seemed so dull and lifeless by comparison.
Now, of course, I know what a grave mistake I had made–how I so grossly misconstrued both science and scientists. With some luck, I hope to re-construe these misconstructions on Teen Skepchick, and entertain some others along the way.
Okay, so enough of why I’m here. More who I am:
1. A fan of Carl Sagan and Vladimir Nabokov.
2. A liberal arts student. I try not to be the hoity-toity kind.
3. The daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese parents. In other words, well-educated in the matter of alternative medicine. (I’m kidding, they’re not all like that.)
4. A foul-mouthed, pedantic young woman.
I do believe I can be summarized in four bullet points, thank you very much. Edit: I was kidding about this, since I also like cereal, neurology, genetics, and very green leafy trees, and this was nowhere in the four points.