"The Barefoot Scientist" is the brainchild of a one-time scientist turned community worker and social development activist, who by some unusual coincidence is a self-proclaimed tech geek, atheist, and anime convention organizer.
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 this blog.
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 not moderate the comments here, but I may delete certain comments for the sake of cutting out profanity and spam.