Tanya Higgins graduated high-school in 1991 and dicked around doing a bit of everything and nothing until finally coming to the conclusion in 2010 that she wanted to be a paleobiologist when she grew up. Now, when she's not actually studying to become a paleobiologist, she spends her time trying to explain to people what a paleobiologist actually does.
Aside from being an academic late-bloomer, she's also suffered from a long-term inability to keep her damn mouth shut. Early symptoms of the disorder included an inability to stop yapping about how much Jesus loved everyone, how the events prophesized in Revelation were coming to pass, and how one might avoid being justifiably thrown into an eternal pit of torture and suffering. Current symptoms include an inability to stop yapping about how fucking insane I was to have actually, really, truly, believed all those things. Opinionated, skeptical, atheistic, and arrogant, blogging seemed a natural choice.
She's been waiting her whole life to start writing about herself in the third person, and figured now is as good a time as any. Her other projects can be found at