Good God, Really?

Woordpress has, apparently become the blogging choice of idiots. I say this because after hitting publish on the last post what popped up?
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So I Guess I Should Start Writing Some Stuff, Eh

So I’m looking at my site stats, not expecting much because I haven’t been writing much and I discovered that one of the sites referring to mine is is this one – it goes to the Harvard College Library. I guess I ought to do something to earn that – like writing posts on a more regular basis?

Bob O’Hara You Are An Evil, Evil Man

Okay, I have to confess. This made me laugh harder than I have in a couple of weeks.

My first post will be about a remarkable paper (still embargoed) that describes context-dependent dispersal strategies in maritime rodents.

I’m still laughing…

P. S. Bob, how is the veal? Should we tickle tip the waitress? Will you be here all week?

Hawks, Paleoanthropology, and Cranks

In an otherwise interesting article on Homo floresiensis Hawks mentions the following:

Gretchen asks if I’m turning into a crank.

Hawks, pictured below, responds:

Wow, it really must be the heat getting to me! I have to keep reminding myself that press interviews frequently misrepresent the nuances of what scientists actually say and think. And yet, this stuff is widely read and believed even among our colleagues! Anyway, I’ve toned down some of the crankiness.

Hawks, paleoanthropological curmudgeon

Although I am in the “pro” camp I do agree with Hawks on this issue. These articles are widely read and it would behoove the writers to get the details right. Of, course it would also behoove neuroscientists to get the details right as well…

A Nefarious, Evil LOLcat Plot Exposed

My suspicions were aroused when known LOLcat purveyor (and suspected LOLcat spy) carlsonjok left this comment on my blog. Later on I discovered this blood curdling story on Science Daily:

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Teh Rawk Returns!

Remembr dis and dis? Well, teh Rawk saga continuez! In dis episode basement kittehs ebil minions suffr defeat an has 2 giv teh Rawk back to Kentucky! Continue reading

Holding My Breath Until I Get More Four Stone Hearth Submissions


The Four Stone Hearth is tomorrow. Please don’t make me go without oxygen that long…

Ling Bua? I Thought it was Taung.

I think the title of my post says it all

What is Wrong With America

Too many people believe this:

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Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?

I am:

Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Woot! I Love Hal Clement! Not as much as Cordwainer Smith but still…