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The scientific tourist #15 — say hello to Lucy

This week’s “sciencey” tourism picture comes from the “Museum of Man” in San Diego — it’s a reconstruction of the Australopithecine “Lucy”…

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Casual Friday — where whales came from

An interesting piece of the understanding of whale evolution, and transitional forms of species…

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Episode 19 — The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution, Part 2 of 2

In the last episode, I talked about the development of evolutionary theory leading up to Darwin and his contemporaries. Now it’s time to turn to the man himself…

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Episode 18 — The Evolution of the Theory of Evolution, Part 1 of 2

Today, the 12th of February, 2008, is the 199th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. Since this has been dubbed “Darwin Day,” and all sorts of events are planned for the upcoming year commemorating Darwin’s turning the “big 200” in 2009, I thought it’d be a good time to discuss how evolutionary theory has changed over the centuries, and what Darwin’s unique contributions really were…

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Rodents Of Unusual Size

They do exist! Or, at least, they did a few million years ago…

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The scientific tourist #1 — the oncoming dunes

It’s a new year, so I thought it would be a good time to roll out a new site feature. I’ve uploaded to Flickr pictures that I’ve taken over the years — and all deal (at least peripherally) with some aspect of science. What I plan on doing is picking one of these images every week or two, and discussing it a bit in a blog post. The inaugural picture is from White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico (USA)…

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