Introduction: Serious business

Since I’m a new kid around these parts, here is my obligatory introduction post.

I’m Shalini, I’m 18, a sophomore Biology major at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and a founding member and leadership officer of CMU’s Atheists, Agnostics, and Humanists (AHA) club. I’m also a huge evolution nerd and a fan of Stephen Jay Gould (the adaptationism vs pluralism debate is serious business, folks). I started getting interested in skepticism about the same time I got interested in evolution, which was sometime after my 12th birthday. After I got to college, I ended up discovering the CFI community of Pittsburgh and I am now the University Coordinator for their Advisory Board. Being involved in the skeptical movement made me aware of the need to encourage more young females to get involved and speak out, and to make a long story short, here I am on Teen Skepchick!

I have a myriad of interests, which include science, reading, atheism, lulz, video games, laughing at Dembski, music, the anti-Scientology movement, Linux, South Park, being an Apple hater; and generally being, as my friends calls it, “hilariously weird”.

I’m really excited at being a part of TS and meeting more awesome skeptical people. I will be posting more here soon, and I can also be found on Twitter here.

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  1. October 30, 2008 at 1:50 pm —

    ‘Ello Shalini.

    Remember kids, Shalini is a good influence.

  2. October 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm —

    Yo, welcome aboard.

  3. October 30, 2008 at 3:22 pm —

    @Elles: *snorts milk out of nose*

  4. Shalini
    October 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm —

    @Elles: Of course I’m a good influence! I’m from TEH INTERNETS!!1!1!!11ONE!!

  5. Pato2747
    October 30, 2008 at 4:53 pm —

    Oh hai shalini.

  6. kayla_unkempt
    October 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm —

    Hey hey hey!! Good to have you. I’ve been bumped up from the postition of new kid…

  7. October 31, 2008 at 9:57 am —

    I’m so psyched we have Pittsburgh on the Skepchick map now! Looking forward to your posts.

    Oh and my boyfriend made me listen to the Portal cake song like a billion times. Have you see the acoustic video performance on youtube? Hilarious.

  8. November 1, 2008 at 5:48 pm —

    Nice to see you her Shalini. Looking forward to reading your stuff

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