Top Ten Ways to Irritate a Scientist

Finally! You will get to see the scientific side of me! But really, what would a scientist be upset about?

The Top Ten Ways to Irritate a Scientist

Force religious beliefs into science

Nothing will upset scientists than someone saying Earth is flat, and trying to force it into the textbooks. - Turkeyasylum

... Is on par with Slipknot fans to listen to Justin Bieber! Haha!
Thank you, Turkey! I love it! ;P - Britgirl

Say the Cuil Theory is a legitimate, real scientific theory

It's nothing but a hilarious joke. Those scientists will give you a huge eye roll, and if you haven't heard of it, look it up. - Turkeyasylum

"Accidentally" set fire to uranium

This would disrupt the entire public's lifestyle, but something as mindless as this has to be a mistake, right? Right? - Turkeyasylum

You'd be surprised how many scientists do stupid things like this. - PositronWildhawk

That's... That's just... Absurd! - Animefan12

Ask if you can ride on one of those "rocket toys"

Those "rocket toys" ain't toys. They are far from it, and are for serious resarch. But when the technology becomes out of date, you are free to play with it as much as you want. Which won't be for years. - Turkeyasylum

Ask how many times they've been out of the house

This may be a misconception that all scientists have zero social skills, but many of them are more outgoing than you would think! (At least I'm pretty sure... ) - Turkeyasylum

Tell them to "hurry up!" on an intricate plan requiring attention to detail

You don't have much time to present your findings in group collaboration. You can't exactly put a clock on some of it. Unless that clock is for collection of data. - PositronWildhawk

Such as the invention of nuclear energy. One wrong move, and... - Turkeyasylum

Ask when the next Coronal Mass Ejection will happen, which would be a party day

Coronal Mass Ejections happen all the time. Thank the fluctuating magnetic core of the Earth for our safety. - PositronWildhawk

One, there is no way to predict when it will happen.
Two, even though they will be impressed on knowing what a CME is, that would be no day to party. The day it hits Earth, all nukes will detonate, resulting in catastrophic results, welll... anywhere. - Turkeyasylum

Ask if aliens live on Mars

Mars dosen't have life, so this one's unrealistic, buddy. - Turkeyasylum

Compare something hard to rocket science

Well, rocket science isn't as hard as other things (but still hard). Compare it to quantum physics next time. - Turkeyasylum

Ask them how much stuff they get to blow up if they become a scientist

And, also how much they have to write down on their observations.

Happy Birthday, Britgirl, and thanks for reading! - Turkeyasylum

It depends on what you're trying to achieve. It's the general idea if you're working on MCF, but you look ridiculous if it just involves a poorly wired electrolytic capacitor. - PositronWildhawk

The Contenders

Say things in non-scientific terms
"Accidentally" drop uranium in their mouth

Hopefully they won't explode though. - Skullkid755

Get evolution and the Big Bang erased from textbooks
Say Pewdiepie was better at science than Hawking
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