“The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.” – Adam Savage
“No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.” –Albert Einstein
I am not a professional scientist. In fact, I don’t think most would consider me a scientist at all. But I want to be and have wanted to be since I was a little girl; I never forgot that, despite the winding road I’ve taken. And doing science properly will take practice and mean learning from a lot of mistakes. I’m ready to be wrong a lot. I’m ready to explore the things I don’t understand and the things that I’d like to understand better.
I am a raw scientist. By observing the work I will do, you will be seeing a scientist and a person in development. It will mean watching someone make flinch-worthy mistakes.
As a biohacker, I will be doing a lot of experiments on myself. This will help set the ground work for me and contribute information to anyone else who might be studying something similar.
Note: When I self-experiment, I am a data sample of one. This means that something that happens to me will not necessarily happen to you. And because I am both the scientist and subject, my data will be biased, though I’ll do my best to remove as much as possible.
These experiments are to help me learn so that I will have a better perspective as I transition into more intensive science.
In many cases, what I call experiments are not to be confused with proper studies. In the beginning, I will try things and record data. In large part, the only difference between a kid experimenting with whatever and me doing so is that I’m writing down my observations.