I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. – Harry Potter
We all use the scientific method in our everyday lives to solve and troubleshoot common problems. For instance, if the TV won’t turn on it might be because the remote is out of batteries. Your cell phone isn’t working? Perhaps it needs to be charged. Recipe doesn’t taste right? It could be you added too much of an ingredient. The scientific method is not exclusive only to scientists, though scientists tend to use it most often in their fields of study to answer big questions and solve life’s greatest mysteries.
With so many strange and mysterious things to study on our planet, there’s no wonder there are a plethora of scientists keen on discovering life’s greatest riddles. One branch of science is biology, the study of living organisms. Biologists tend to be a little different from other scientists. Sure, we’re rational and deductive like any good researcher, but we can also be overly enthusiastic when we find something interesting to study. We believe in making discoveries, exploring the path least taken, and embracing the strange and the wonderful. We are a collaborative bunch, sharing insights with one another and always striving to learn a little more about life and how it works all around us.
We are biologists.
But as for who we are as individuals, who we are for this project, there are three of us. And we are all nerds.
Please excuse our lack of official titles; we thought that would be too serious. We figure if you’re going to study life, why not have a little fun with it?
Partnered with the Garth and Jerri Frehner Museum of Natural History at Southern Utah University, our focus for the rest of our posts will be non-invasive mammal population research at Summit Mountain Lodge near Brian Head, UT. While this blog will be a little more on the serious side, we’ll have plenty of awkward puns to help you crack a smile at our antics.
It is our hope that throughout this blog you can learn a little something more about life and the creatures we share our planet with.