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Monthly Archive: April 2011

Apr 30 2011

Cantina Quote o’ The Week: Archilochus

The fox knows many tricks, the hedgehog only one.  One good one. -Archilochus, Iambi et Elgi Graeci This will always and forever be one of my favorite ancient Greek quotes of all time.  Of course, I knew bugger all about hedgehogs when I first heard it.  Now I know what he was referring to: Much …

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Apr 29 2011

Los Links 4/29

It’s been another week in which there’s just way too much awesome stuff.  I need to find someone who will pay me to do nothing but sit around and read it all. Let’s get right to it. Doctor Oz Gets His Arse Handed to Him Science-Based Medicine: A Skeptic In Oz.  In which Dr. Steven …

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Apr 28 2011

Sedimentary Sentiments

Right.  So, Callan Bentley’s pointed out that we in the geoblogosphere haven’t had a good meme in a while.  My Doc Holliday instincts kicked in.  “I’m your huckleberry.  That’s just my game.”  So let’s have a meme.  Love and sediments.  Give me a sedimentary rock or structure you’re sentimental about. I’ll begin: Sedona in miniature …

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Apr 27 2011

Not For Wise Readers Only

I’ve got the outline for ye olde geology book posted for Wise Readers only.  If you’re regretting your decision not to be a Wise Reader about now, there’s still time!  Just send a request to dhunterauthor via Yahoo.  Even if you don’t take that plunge, though, you’ve still got a chance to shape the book.  …

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Apr 26 2011

Dana’s Dojo: Time Dilation

Today in the Dojo: When it’s appropriate to give “show” a right proper boot in the arse and let “tell” have the floor. “My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: when you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”      -Elmore Leonard Show vs. Tell has become one of …

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Apr 25 2011

Seattle Area Folks: Come to Science!

Friend and fellow Pharyngulite Andy McMillan is giving a talk this Wednesday night at UW.  It’s called “Shining a Light on Protein Shapes,” and is bound to be enthralling: Proteins are responsible for most biological functions, and understanding their shape can tell about how they work (or don’t work in the case of illnesses). A …

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Apr 25 2011

Accretionary Wedge #33: Now Available!

Okay, well, it has been for days now, and I’m only just getting to announcing it.  But just in case you hadn’t heard, Accretionary Wedge #33: Geology and the Built Environment: Past, Present, Future is up at Geological Musings in the Taconic Mountains.  Excellent stuff.  Get over there and get your geo build on!

Apr 25 2011

Tomes 2011: About Bleedin’ Time I Finished a Book” Edition

I know it doesn’t seem that way, but I’m still reading.  It just hasn’t been much.  There are these times when the Muse takes over, and I can’t concentrate on anything other than my own work, and maybe the show or movie or what have you that prompted the outburst of creativity.  I read a …

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Apr 24 2011

Los Links 4/22

Okay, yes, late.  Stuff happened.  Better late than never, right? Seeing as how it’s Zombie Jesus Day, let us begin with Atheism for once. Choice in Dying: Self-Examination and Confession…..  This is how Eric MacDonald writes when he’s sick as a dog.  He can still think complex critical circles around theologians.  Fear him. Why Evolution …

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Apr 24 2011

Fossil Freeway Redux

So last year, remember, one of the first adventures we engaged in was a little jaunt along the Fossil Freeway.  What?  You don’t?  You don’t recall every single word I’ve ever written? Sigh. Well, go read that post, then.  And then click this link and listen to the song “I Am A Paleobotanist,”  because yea, …

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