Dec 17, 2009

Welcome to the Barefoot Scientist!

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"The Barefoot Scientist" is the brainchild of a one-time scientist turned community worker/social development activist who has a penchant for emerging technologies and bringing those same technologies to the masses. Thus, this blog will focus on how science, technology and public policy affect the marginalized sectors of society.

The moniker "barefoot scientist" was once ascribed to the Soviet-era agronomist Trofim Lysenko who once embodied the concept of the peasant genius - one who used his or her knowledge in the pursuit of the proletariat revolution. While his methods of agriculture were eventually discredited and rejected as being fraudulent, the ideal of scientists using their knowledge to improve the lives of the most downtrodden people lives on.

In keeping with the ideals of the barefoot scientist, this blog is unabashedly highly political and the ideas presented here may not sit well with a number of people. With that in mind, I do moderate the comments here for the sake of cutting out profanity and spam, but do know that I allow all other comments otherwise. It may take time for you to see your comments, so please be patient.

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