Scientist, philosopher, Englishman and misanthrope with the loyalty of a dog and the doggedness of a mule. If you like "The Amazing Atheist", "Sargon of Akkad" and "thunderf00t" we'll probably get along.
What I’m doing with my life
I am a scientist trying to understand the world around me, both professionally and in my day to day life. I'm here in Israel doing a post-doctorate at the Technion as a stepping stone in my academic career.
I’m really good at
Physics, painting and light handy work
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm English, need I say more ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I enjoy the usual geeky pursuits, plus some more risqué ones, but don't like to make a big show of it.
Books: Magician, I, Robot, Starship Troopers, The Forever War, anything by Philip K. Dick.
Films: The Ring, Paranormal Activity, Bridge to Terabithia, Memento, Django Unchained, Secretary, Nymphomaniac.
Shows: Anything sci-fi, Game of Thrones, Sugar Rush, Californication.
Music: Classical, Rock (Garbage and Disturbed are my favourites) and Jazz. Embarrassingly I seem to have taken a liking to Nightcore.
Food: Any as long as it is meat free :) . Don't get me wrong, I will cook meat for others and even try a little of something very special but generally I abstain.
The six things I could never do without
Coffee, tea, paper, pen, computer and people to discuss things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What's going on in the world, where to visit next and why things are the way they are.
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinking whiskey and singing to myself. It is surprising how much better my voice gets after a drink or two.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am annoyingly open with people, to the extent that I sometimes put my foot in it. So there is no grey between what I will admit to, and what I will never admit to. This question is thus redundant as it stands, but I think the purpose behind it is to give you an intimate glimpse into my life. So, let me answer that instead and say that enjoy getting my feet tickled.
You should message me if
You want to go out for Indian food... seriously, I love spicy food.
Also, I particularly like people who know their own heads. My experience is that there are very few such people out there.
Quick note: if I am the only one asking questions and trying to maintain a conversation I'll take that to mean you're not interested. Sorry, but I want someone as interested in me as I am interested in them.