What is an amature zoologist called?

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What is an amature zoologist called?

Post by orbit » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:47 am

Hi all, just wondering what somebody studying zoology, not as a profession, but rather for personal interest, is called? I guess the same question could be asked for botany too, and indeed other areas of biology. The term naturalist seems to have been used in the past but this seems to be outdated now. Is it as simple as say amateur zoologist etc?
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Post by kotoreru » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:25 am

I dont think there are any specific terms for this sort of thing, but 'amateur zoologist/botanist' is quite nice.
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Post by Darby » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:13 pm

Some people like "naturalist." It's what the original biologists are often called.

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Post by khenwood » Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:56 pm

orbit -

On a side note, I find it very interesting that there is a whole forum dedicated to crickets.
Wasn't there another thread a few months ago involving this? Well she had a cricket experiment & wanted ideas.

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Post by david23 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:02 pm

u are a student like everyone else

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Post by MrMistery » Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:44 am

I have heard the term "armchair scientist" for someone that does something but doesn't actually have a degree, rather only free time and a lot of pasion
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Post by Poison » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:45 pm

armchair scientist... Sounds nice.
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Post by greeneye55582 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:23 pm

what does armchair scientist entail? sitting in an armchair and reading/surfing the net about science? sounds fun to me.. :)

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Post by AstusAleator » Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:47 pm

In response to original topic:

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