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Monthly Archive: February 2011

Feb 20 2011

Toxic Blob Alert!

Just off the coast of Florida, A sticky, toxic blob Is mystifying scientists Who try to do their job. It’s three feet thick, gelatinous, And smells like rotten eggs A giant, oily jellyfish (without so many legs). It’s a tangled mat of algae And bacteria, which die In the anaerobic water While the blob is …

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Feb 19 2011

The Care And Feeding Of Dragons

“A blog is like a dragon. You have to feed it all the time and sometimes you get burned” unattributed quote, collected here by Scicurious.  (if you know who, let me know.) If you want to own a dragon, there’s some things you ought to know Though they’re cute when really tiny, if you feed …

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Feb 19 2011

The Care And Feeding Of Dragons

“A blog is like a dragon. You have to feed it all the time and sometimes you get burned” unattributed quote, collected here by Scicurious.  (if you know who, let me know.) If you want to own a dragon, there’s some things you ought to know Though they’re cute when really tiny, if you feed …

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Feb 18 2011

Uncovering Nakedness In Leviticus

Cos wicked men are easily ledFrom here to there, from bed to bed,By orders from their smaller headWe’ve had to ban the quadruped. Uncovering the nakednessOf relatives, we will not bless;The major reason, I confess–It makes reunions such a mess. Thou shall not mark upon thy skin;It is, of course, a wicked sinAs bad as …

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Feb 18 2011

Uncovering Nakedness In Leviticus

Cos wicked men are easily ledFrom here to there, from bed to bed,By orders from their smaller headWe’ve had to ban the quadruped. Uncovering the nakednessOf relatives, we will not bless;The major reason, I confess–It makes reunions such a mess. Thou shall not mark upon thy skin;It is, of course, a wicked sinAs bad as …

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Feb 17 2011

The Strong Anthropic Principle Song

When an ancient star collapsed about ten billion years ago It didn’t have you in mind. When its elements were scattered so that newer stars could grow It didn’t have you in mind. It’s a cyclical progression of destruction and rebirth That eventually led to the creation of the earth, And the chemistry of life …

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Feb 17 2011

The Strong Anthropic Principle Song

When an ancient star collapsed about ten billion years ago It didn’t have you in mind. When its elements were scattered so that newer stars could grow It didn’t have you in mind. It’s a cyclical progression of destruction and rebirth That eventually led to the creation of the earth, And the chemistry of life …

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Feb 16 2011

The Waters Here Are Rising

Long, long ago, Man’s primal sins Were washed out in The Flood Our modern sins are washed away In Jesus’ precious blood. The rainbow was God’s Promise That He would not let us drown— The waters here are rising… But I’m sure He’ll bring them down. The wisest words of science May be changed from …

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Feb 13 2011

I Was Talking To God Today, Dennis

I was talking to God today, Dennis, And the subject eventually changed From how neither of us can stand tennis To how both of us think you’re deranged. He admitted he’d botched your creation In his perfect and all-knowing view He’d ruined the whole operation… Then he shrugged, and said “what can I do?” He …

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Feb 12 2011

Wait… I’m The Black Sheep?

So my grand-dad was a monkey, and his grand-dad was a fish? What a complicated, ancient family tree! I can trace my mother’s side to amphioxus, if you wish, Though they won’t admit they’re relatives of me. Happy Darwin Day to you!  

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