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The mark of a dedicated scientist

Wednesday, April 09, 2008 - 12:00 PM

Not all scientists are the quiet, serious type. Science writer Carl Zimmer offers a unique peek under the lab coat on his site Science Tattoo Emporium.

Julian, who sent Carl the above picture of his tattoo of the testosterone molecule, writes:

The tat has to do with my love of lifting heavy weights and the most important molecule for that is testosterone. People can take all the synthetic testosterones and steroid derivatives they want but nothing feels better than knowing after a heavy lift that all you used was that which your testes produced.

So much for the stereotype of the timid scientist who avoids sports or physical exertion.


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Comments [3]


The only tattoo I would ever consider getting would be that of a DNA helix.

Apr. 15 2008 02:32 PM

i love this so much

Apr. 09 2008 06:42 PM

"So much for the stereotype of the timid scientist who avoids sports or physical exertion."

it's a silly stereotype! an aversion to *team* *sports*, maybe, but other than that possibility, most sciencey folks i know (i'm a psychologist) are just as or more physically active than nonsciencey folks.

i rode my bike 7.5 miles to work today, and i'll do that any day it's not freezing or raining!

thanks for doing your part to knock down the stereotypes a little. . .

Apr. 09 2008 01:29 PM

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