Dana hunter

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Date registered: October 4, 2011

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  1. Los Links 9/23 — September 26, 2011
  2. Banned Books Week Meme — September 25, 2011
  3. Cryptozoology and Cute Fuzzy Critters — September 24, 2011
  4. We Need to Stop Executing Peoplel — September 23, 2011
  5. Dragonfly in Action — September 22, 2011

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Sep 16 2011

Sapere Aude!

This post first sailed on the HMS Elitist Bastard, three long years ago, when PZ Myers hosted Carnival of the Elitist Bastards III. I’ve been meaning to repost it eventually, as many of you weren’t with me back in those halcyon days of joyous elitist bastardry, and I like this piece. I love the Latin …

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Sep 15 2011

A River Runs Through It – Sometimes At Flood Stage

Before Anne Jefferson, floods bored me. I didn’t used to put a lot of thought into how rivers overran. I knew the basics: too much water = overflowing banks. Simple equation, one even an Arizonan can solve. We watched it happen. Rain had a difficult time soaking into hard desert earth. So, every rainstorm, there …

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Sep 14 2011

“Adorers of the Good Science of Rock-breaking”

“Make them like me adorers of the good science of rock-breaking,” Charles Darwin told Charles Lyell once, long ago. This, from a man who also once said of Robert Jameson’s lectures on geology and zoology, “The sole effect they produced on me was the determination never as long as I lived to read a book …

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Sep 13 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: I Shall Require Topics

Summer’s drawing to a close, and the winter writing season is very nearly upon us. The Muse is back from wherever she spent her summer vacation. It looks like winter will be coming early. There’s a sharp chill in the night air, and a certain gleam in her eye that says I’m in for it. …

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Sep 12 2011

Los Links 9/9

Slightly less links than usual, I’m afraid. But some great stuff in here. Do enjoy! Irene Deshler Photography: Hurricane Irene – Record Flooding in Vermont. Science Speakeasy Science: Et tu, Science Magazine? Scientific American: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes: Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Imagination. Almost Diamonds: Humor Study Is Funny Peculiar. Neurotic Physiology: Friday Weird …

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Sep 11 2011

We Have to Remember

Ten years ago today, the world changed. It changes every day. Someone, somewhere, each day, finds themselves facing what they’d never expected to face. Wars break out, violence erupts; or there’s a fire, or a flood, or some other catastrophic event that means they will never live as they once did. Even if they rebuild …

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Sep 11 2011

Trek Into the Past

So. Star Trek turned 45 last Thursday. Wow. It’s been nearly twenty years since I lost my Star Trek innocence. I wasn’t much of a sci-fi fan as a teenager, especially not the teevee shows. I loved Buck Rogers and Battlestar Galactica and… that was just about it. I truly believed most of those shows …

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Sep 10 2011

This Student Gives Me Hope

I don’t know who she is, only what she has done. And what she has done is this: become a banned book library. When her school decided upon a list of things the kids absolutely must not read, due to parental outrage and a belief kids can be kept from great literature and harsh truths, …

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Sep 09 2011

This Is Madness

I’ll be driving down to Burien, WA tomorrow night to take part in some serious insanity: Burien Little Theatre’s 9-10-11 fundraising event. 24 hours of delightful chaos. I shall be liveblogging it from around 10pm to the wee hours. If you’re round Burien tomorrow, I beseech you, come down! Join the chaos! Be entertained! Support …

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Sep 09 2011

Yeah, About That Lighthouse….

It was barely bloody visible. No matter. We had one of those glorious, rare, clear, and very warm days that would have led to some spectacular views. Only, those glorious, rare, clear and very warm days have led to quite a lot of forest fires, so there was a remarkable amount of smoke in the …

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