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It’s the for that yearly Not Exactly Rocket Science tradition: the Who Are You thread.

Four years ago, I started a thread asking readers to identify themselves, say something about their background, and tell me a bit about why they were reading this blog. I’ve done one every year since and I always look forward to them. I spend the whole year telling stories so it’s great to hear everyone else’s for a change, especially given the diversity that typically crops up.

So without further ado, let’s go again.

What to do: Tell me who you are, your background, and what you do. What’s your interest in science and your involvement with it? How did you come to this blog, how long have you been reading, what do you think about it, and how could it be improved?

These questions are a rough guide. I’m working on the basis that what you have to say will be far more interesting than what I think you might say. Say as little or as much as you like, but do say something, even if you’ve never commented before and even if you commented on the previous ones.

If you’re a first-time commenter, there may be a small delay before your comment is approved. From that point, on, you can comment freely.

And one more really important thing: Every year at least one person says that they have no science background, and they feel intimidated by the folks on the thread who are researchers and professors and what not. Well, dear people, I want to remind you that I started writing because I wanted to be read by you. I still do. Come and have your say.

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