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  1. #1 Professional Biologists 
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    Are there any professional Biologists on here?


    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

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    I said that I'm a professional biologist, since I'm currently making a living off of biomedical research, so I think that counts. But (hopefully) I'll also be going to grad school soon, so I'll be back to being a student for a while.
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    professional biologist is a big word (two words actually).

    I am a postdoctoral researcher in developmental biology and I do get paid for it, so it could count as 'professional'.

    Doesn't mean i never talk nonsense of course, or that I am a good biologist. My speciality is very limited out of necessity, similar to all my colleagues, limiting my knowledge to a small area. Outside this area anyone's knowledge is basically just as good as mine. And I wouldn't call myself a good biologist either since I never really gotten a really high impact paper. Not that this defines a good biologist either of course.

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    By "professional" I meant someone who actually gets paid for their work in Biology... sorry for using that ambiguous word.

    Is it hard to find a job in the research area?
    I'm a college freshman; I should hardly be thinking of this stuff now, but I'm curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    professional biologist is a big word (two words actually).

    I am a postdoctoral researcher in developmental biology and I do get paid for it, so it could count as 'professional'.

    Doesn't mean i never talk nonsense of course, or that I am a good biologist. My speciality is very limited out of necessity, similar to all my colleagues, limiting my knowledge to a small area. Outside this area anyone's knowledge is basically just as good as mine. And I wouldn't call myself a good biologist either since I never really gotten a really high impact paper. Not that this defines a good biologist either of course.

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    does it count that I understand genentics to a level of profeceny equal to a masters degree and am doing home research while i am still in grade 12
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    Ya professional biologist is a vague term, I do blood test on cats for a living when I'm not in class lol, but I don't think that makes me a professional biologist . I've been looking at doing my Masters on using parasites and bacteria as biological pesticides against insects, I'm already sucking up to the prof and hinting at it >.>

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    does it count that I understand genentics to a level of profeceny equal to a masters degree and am doing home research while i am still in grade 12
    I don't think so , sorry.

    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    professional biologist is a big word (two words actually).

    I am a postdoctoral researcher in developmental biology and I do get paid for it, so it could count as 'professional'.

    Doesn't mean i never talk nonsense of course, or that I am a good biologist. My speciality is very limited out of necessity, similar to all my colleagues, limiting my knowledge to a small area. Outside this area anyone's knowledge is basically just as good as mine. And I wouldn't call myself a good biologist either since I never really gotten a really high impact paper. Not that this defines a good biologist either of course.

    As usual, all topics are quagmires, even this simple one.
    I'm taking Developmental Biology as an elective because I enjoy torturing myself with unnecessary science courses, what kind of reasearch are you doing. I just read a paper on EVI-1 in C. elegans, they discovered it's role in AC invasion during vulval development, could explain how it's mammalian homolog EGL-43 functions as an oncogene. No matter what your field of biology is, discoveries that have wide reaching consequences still happen.
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    I'm doing shit nobody is interested in.

    Impact factor 3-4 stuff.
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    I live in a welfare state, so I guess I get payed for studying, and I study molecular biology. Ergo I'm a professional biologist? :P
    ...Wait, what?
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    Not if you don't do research or teach.
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    I am a biological entity and a professional. Do I qualify? 8)

    (In the interests of the environment I am also fully biodegradable.)
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    I regularly experiment on body parts and get paid for it. 8)

    Does that make me a biologist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    I regularly experiment on body parts and get paid for it. 8)

    Does that make me a biologist?

    :P
    Did the stuff ever get published in a peer-reviewed journal?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    I regularly experiment on body parts and get paid for it. 8)

    Does that make me a biologist?

    :P
    Did the stuff ever get published in a peer-reviewed journal?
    No, but i did get one story published in the Erotic review.
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    That's good enough for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    That's good enough for me.

    They are always saying to us that our work should be sexy.
    It is sexy. It's the body with all its soft and squishy bits!

    But stuff that, it's Biologists who are sexy! I know what they're hiding behind those white coats!

    You can't fool me with your pipettes and petri dishes.

    I'd let a biologist poke and prod me any day.

    I'd squeal like a guinea pig.......

    ooh i might get told off for that one.....Ophiolite was chasing me earlier with his slipper in his hand and he scares me............
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    Unfortunately microbiologist have micropipettes T_T.
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    Yeah I don't count it either espiacially since I'm not making any progress and I just found a major flaw and tossed out my main thesis I voted for I hope to be before I responded
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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