Jack Scanlan is an Australian science communicator, writer, podcaster and geneticist based in Melbourne.
He manages the Young Australian Skeptics, an organisation and group blog promoting science, skepticism and critical thinking for (and by) young people, and is also the producer of its podcasts, The Pseudoscientists and Unfiltered Thoughts. He occasionally writes for The Panda’s Thumb and Nature Education’s Student Voices, and has written for COSMOS Online. For a more complete list of some of things he’s done, check out this list.
Jack received his Bachelor of Science (double majoring in Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) from the University of Melbourne, and is currently completing a Master of Science (Genetics) at the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, studying the evolution and function of an insect-specific gene family in the genus Drosophila.
Homologous Legs has been his personal blog since 2008, and contains writing on topics ranging from evolutionary biology and intelligent design creationism to music and sexuality. It has been quoted in The Guardian, was a finalist in the 2010 National Science Week Big Blog Theory competition, and is featured in the Young Australian Skeptics’ Skeptical Blog Anthology.