Entomology grad student Dalton Ludwig started it. It's great. Knowing that scientists are just as bugged — especially entymologists — about misconceptions as the rest of us, Ludwig asked a simple question on Twitter:

The response has been amazing, and if you can't have fun reading what scientists of all sorts have posted, you don't like science. Here are 23 of our favorites.

1. So, obviously, some things should be said right away.

Microbiology student Patrick Kyle Taylor offers one such fact.

2. But then, University of Kentucky’s Vaillancourt Lab shares a juicy secret.

3. “Anthropologist in biologist clothing” “S Holly” want to restate the terms of the debate here.

4. While we’re at it, somebody at NYU Primatology would like people to stop — already — making evolution sound silly and insulting by repeating this.



5. Oh, also, David Moscato must be as frustrated as we are when people say a an organism particular mutation so it can [fill in the blank]. It doesn’t have it for a reason. It just happens to be advantageous, and sometimes not even that.


6. OB/GYN Jennifer Gunter has no patience for GOOP-y pseudo-science. Also a way with a metaphor.

7. Weird that race is such a big deal, given that it’s not real, biological anthropologist Tina Lasisi reminds everyone. Relax people, it’s not a biological distinction; it’s cultural.

8. Ecologist, entomologist, and writer Terry McGlynn would like to point out that saving species is just for them.

9. We did not know this, Thomas Clements.

10. Linguist “Lisa” has a reminder for those who get all upset about the way people talk these days.

11. Tweet, y’all. Thank yew very mush, Lydia Rocheleau.

12. Ben Britton “plays with metals,” and he wants us to know this.

13. Let’s let frustrated ecologist Michelle LaRue vent.

14. No excuse, people, says Nanette Johnson.

15. Paleontologist Dean R. Lomax has had enough with the swimming dinosaurs already…

16. Because…

17. Did “Kyle” try this himself? If so, you got lucky, friend.


This one, the melibe. (ROBIN AGARWAL)

18. I’m glad someone said this. Thanks, planetary astronomer Michael Busch.

19. As close to TMI as we want to get. But still, interesting, Tom Price.

20. James Pitt explains why you might let the human pick the restaurant.

21. Whoah. This creepy plant fact is from biologist Daniel Torrico B.

22. Molecular ecologist Sciencegurl has a garden tip.

23. And finally:

New gems are appearing on #MyOneScienceTweet all the time.