A Conversation for List of Volunteers for Science Explained Forum

Can I be a Sexpert?

Post 21

icecoldalex

We'd love to have you.

Cheers for volunteering.

I'll add you straight away.

smiley - ok

Alex.


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Post 22

Ste

Cheers mate!


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Post 23

Jordan

Hello alex,

When I'm around, my areas of expertise are Computer Science, Mathematics and occasionally Physics.

- Jordan


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Post 24

Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

I might as well volunteer, since I've been sniffing around long enough. My areas of expertise are Computer Science, Microwave Technology, General Electronics, and Military Technology.

One thing that's been bothering me since I've been looking around though... aren't we supposed to be explaining things to the common man? That assumes we're explaining things without the use of jargon. This thread contains an example of what I mean: F2124165?thread=878632

The layman is going to think, "Poisson in my tea? Lamda? What the hell are you talking about? I just want to know why I have to heat the pot to make good tea!"

This sort of thing is very off-putting to the layman, and isn't that who we're supposed to be helping here?


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Post 25

icecoldalex

Hi Blatherskite

I'll add you straight away.

I know what you mean about some guys flumoxing the 'ordinary' guys. I usually leave it up to them to say whether what they have heard makes sense. I reckon there is room for newbies to science as well as the boffins.

Do you think that some of us should be more proactive about keeping things simple, if the question asked is from a 'layman'?

There are people around who do remind us. Gnomon is pretty good and I pipe up now and again.

What do you reckon?

Alex.


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Post 26

Blatherskite the Mugwump - Bandwidth Bandit

I think we should make a conscious effort to keep it simple. To accomplish that, we should automatically assume that anyone we don't know who asks a question isn't a science geek, and won't understand the lingo for that particular field. If, during the course of the conversation, they reveal that they're a lot more familiar with that particular branch of science, they can start throwing out the jargon.

This is something I have to do on a daily basis as a systems analyst, because I can get calls from anyone ranging from software engineers to someone who doesn't know what the mouse is for.

I think it's fine for the propellerheads among us to start going off on tangents in the thread as they debate the finer points, but we should make sure the questioner got their question aswered first. That way, the casual wanderer who wonders about the topic of an old thread can read it and get their question answered before their eyes start to glaze over. Not everyone wants to debate the amplification/signal noise tradeoffs inherent in the kleistron versus the CFA.


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Post 27

Tabitca

I notice you don't have a psychologist,would you like onesmiley - bigeyes
I am also a social scientist specialism gender research and a background in psychiatry and abnormal psychology, with expertise on research into eye witness testimony.I have taught research skills for many years and am very good at reducing things to simple terms. I have an interest in all sorts of stuff including why people believe in weird things and cryptozoology. and I'm back ,smiley - ok


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Post 28

sigsfried

Can you add me as well.
My areas are MAths,Physics and Computer Science


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Post 29

icecoldalex

Of course I'll add you two.

Sorry for such a tardy response. I haven't been on the site much.


Alexsmiley - ok


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Post 30

Lord_Sieg

My field of expertise is quantum and particle physics, add me if you like; is it possible ot be notified by a message etc when someone asks a question pertaining to your area of interest?


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Post 31

icecoldalex

You are most welcome Lord Sieg.

You should get the postings automatically now but if you don't, click on the bit at the bottom of the SEx page to be notified of the conversations.

We hope to hear from you soon and you can always post your own questions. I do and I'm a physics teacher.

smiley - ok

Alex


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Post 32

Varindweion

Hi,

can I join your team of SExperts?
My field is Biology, Ecology and Archae-zoology (study of animal remains in archaeological sites)

thx


Can I be a Sexpert?

Post 33

icecoldalex

Hi VArindweion

You've been added.

Welcome. I hope you enjoy the questions

Alex.
smiley - ok


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Post 34

SuperMoo: Now With Even More Online-ness

ah...I s'pose this is the actual joining thread...so I'll just post my expertise here...(I originally posted a thread called 'heya')

SuperMoo
Meteorology, especially Tropical Meteorology


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Post 35

Tom tamer of the lion

hi, I would like to voulenter to be a sexpert, but im not sure if I am qualified enough. I'm 16 and have just got 2 A* in science at GCSE level, any way bristol universty offerd me a job as a tecnaiacal trainee in the cellular and molecur medcin department. Bascially its like a morden apprentship so I learn on the job and in my own time. Any way apart from my 2 GCSEs I have got no other formal qualicfactions yet. So if you want to take me on that would be really cool, any way my specialtys are
Human biology, Plant biology

of course with the nature of my course this will grow in time, so in Janurary im working in cancer studys. If you wouls like to take me on I would be very getatful, if im not quailfed enough thats ok I will come back later

tom


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Post 36

icecoldalex

Hi Tom

We would welcome any help in answering the questions and adding comments as you see fit. Subscribe to the Science Explained forum and you will have all the questions appear in you space.

There are no qualifications to being a Science Explained expert although many of them have degrees in their area. What do ytou reckon? Hang around and see what happens? Or shall I add you to the list?

Great to have you here!!

smiley - ok
ALex


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Post 37

Tom tamer of the lion

Ill wait if thats ok and pop in when I can.

tom


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Post 38

Philious

I'd like to sign up, specialising in Physics and the science behind Sci-fi


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Post 39

Behind Geddon's wall etc

I too would like to volunteer.
My areas are Chemistry ( pharmaceuticals and Power Generation ) and numbers


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