It starts tomorrow. The floodgates will open and will not close again for two whole weeks.
I mean of course that “I’m a scientist, get me out of here!” starts tomorrow morning. I have signed up to submit myself for interrogation — on any topic — by children from participating schools from around the country.
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In this endeavour I am competing against five other scientists in the Imaging Zone (since we have common research interests in looking at stuff). We all get to play for the first week, trying to impress the children with the wit and wisdom of our answers. But in week two they start voting and day after day, the least popular scientist will be evicted.
To see how I am doing, check in here from time to time over the next few days: you can see my answers (and those of the other members of the Imaging Zone) by clicking on the question.
In fact, as of today, we have already started. As as you will see the range of examination is alarmingly broad. I answered 30 questions – all the way from “Do you have any superpowers?” to “What is the shape of the universe?”.
I am confident that whole new vistas of ignorance in my understanding of science will be revealed over the next several days. Oh well.
If you take pity on me, all assistance will be gratefully received!