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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.

There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )

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See, I am important.
28th Sep 2009, 23:34   | tags:,,,,

Factotum says:

I feel stupid every single day, so I'm glad to hear that it's not all bad. I googled the article, BTW. It can be found here:

28th Sep 2009, 23:44

Caine says:

Hmmmmm. I'll have to give this a read a little later on.

28th Sep 2009, 23:53

Viv says:

thanks Facto - too late for me tonight I think!

29th Sep 2009, 00:18

Viv says:

but Spiderbaby has only just started her job!
oh dear - wish I was a fairy godmother!

29th Sep 2009, 00:19

Viv says:

sorry that was in response to reading your sidebar!

29th Sep 2009, 00:20

Spiderbaby says:

It's OK Viv. I'm professionally stupid too and my contract is only for 5 minutes as opposed to Crickson's 10 so we're both job-hunting as of now (which is a shame as I really like my new lab, but that's the way of things). Something will turn up. In the end.

It's a good read :)

29th Sep 2009, 00:58

Caine says:

Read now, that was fab. Science always makes me feel stupid, so I keep on learning...and loving it. :D

29th Sep 2009, 01:18

FilbertFox says:

As we keep telling you, you are importan and special

29th Sep 2009, 09:05

crickson says:

Thank you FFox, I bring the stupidityness.

29th Sep 2009, 14:53

Factotum says:

The New York Times quotation of the day is Dr Carol Greider saying "I am thrilled that the basic science can be celebrated." by her receiving a Nobel prize for cell biology. The quotation seemed relevant to this post.
The article is here:;&emc;=th

6th Oct 2009, 12:10