Off Topic Friday: The Ten Commandments for the Proselytising Scientist

So I have written about proselytising before. Now I think that we need some commandments to go with that:

  1. Thou shalt not abandon reason and evidence in the pursuit of thy science and thy science explanations.

Yeah Science Bitch

  1. Thou shalt not distort the image of science to suit thy needs.

Bro Do You Even Science

  1. Thou shalt not take the names of thy science prophets (Richard Dawkins, Stephen Jay Gould, Carl Sagan, Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, and ilk) in vain.

 Science Is Interesting

  1. Remember that the production of scientific quackery knows no rest day.

Therefore Aliens

5. Honour thy science Doctor and Professor.


6. Thou shalt not sabotage thy competitors.

 Academia Again

  1. Thou shalt not sleep with thine enemy and become prostitutes of scientific illiteracy.


  1. Thou shalt not steal the equipment of thy lab mates.

 Lab Meme

  1. Thou shalt perform the proper statistical tests and not conclude more than thy data allows.

 Statistics Meme

  1. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s spot in Nature, Science, or any other high-impact journal.



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