Why become an Amateur?
Conjure that feeling of seeing the world being strange and wonderful around you. Why are ants are so strong? How do tardigrades survive the vacuum of space? When did ancient humans start having fun? There are so many oddities to examine and little joys to be found in the basic questions.
It’s fun to learn something new from someone who cares about that thing, and I care lot about weird things, for some reason. And that’s why we’re here together. I’m a writer, not much of a historian any more, and definitely not a scientist, but being on the outside of a discipline shouldn’t mean we can’t engage with it for fun!
The Amateurist spans all genres, disciplines, and eras with an enthusiastic curiosity for why things are the way they are.
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