Tuesday, June 13, 2006


I know that scientists, and especially chemists, are not exactly perceived as handsome hunks who ooze sex appeal, to say the least. We do have a public image problem, and it is about as hard for us to shake off the nerd epithet as it is for politicians to shake off their image of being dishonest. We do think that a little bit of ostentatious publicity and a few photo-ops won't do us any harm.

But this is probably carrying it a bit too far. The dame at Sexy Science seems to be obsessed with ranking well-known upcoming chemists on a hotness scale, with Habanero, Aji Long, and Pequin peppers indicating the degree of hotness, along with a few photos thrown in that would seem more at home in Calvin Klein and Axe deodorant catalogues. It turns out that some chemists do actually work out.

Well, a little showbiz never hurt anyone, least of all Fluorous Phase Technology Chemists. I am all for this. It's high time we revealed our true selves to the world.
Way to go girl!


Blogger Hirak said...

So what kind of chile are you? Or, would like to be peer-reviewed on this?

8:58 PM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

I am afraid that peer-review would rate me as Bland Chicken and Noodle Soup. Let me escape that unfortunate fate, lie, and modestly label myself as Fresh Halapeno.

8:53 AM  
Blogger Ashutosh said...

I meant 'Jalapenos' of course.
Obelix: Tock tock...these Mexicans are crazy.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Saket said...

Interesting. :) Thank God no one tries to rate engineers.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"we revealed our true selves to the world"...really?! ;)

9:24 PM  

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