My co-networker at Science Sushi, Christie Wilcox, wrote a heartfelt post about why she believes scientists need to jump away the lab bench and proclaim unto the world, SCIENCE!
[caption id="attachment_179" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="Male Schizocosa sp. CC license photo courtesy of Marshall Hedin on Flickr (click for full)."][/caption] When our news editor asked on twitter what sort of animal "this six-legged spider thing" is?
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Firefly photo by James Jordan on Flickr. Used in accordance with CC license."][/caption] LIGHT.
I have a draft composition of the next Evolution’s Tempo movement, but it appears that an unexpected natural disturbance has occurred in my blogging schedule.
In its rawest form, evolution is change over time. Many things evolve: chemical reactions, landscapes, behaviors, and of course species. The scale of time is rarely defined though.
With each edition of the Circus of the Spineless being published every month, I stand in awe at the science and nature blogging community's response to keeping this long-running carnival going.
[caption id="attachment_115" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="Ant, or Spider? You Decide! Top: Sandilya Theuerkauf; Bottom: Sean Hoyland (both from Wikipedia Commons)."][/caption] Myrmecomorphy Part of the fun in natural history is playing word detective!
A funny piece from Louis CK on the Letterman Show! He brings up some very good point about human evolution: "I think human beings are still evolving and we're all responsible for that.
When ecosystems are sick, who prescribes the cure? Its not as straight-forward as it is in medicine. A doctor diagnoses a problem and prescribes some medication or treatments to ease the pain or kill infectious agents.
You, friend, are a force to reckon with. The power you wield is unfathomable. You can effect change at the flick of the wrist. You hold the future of many at your mighty whim.
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