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There is something seductive about the scientific profession: it exerts a gravity so powerful that it can hoover all of the surrounding universe into its warped perspective. If you have your heart set on being a scientist, you set off on that journey with unwavering focus. Twenty years later you might look up and realize that you still don’t have a proper job, but somehow that’s ok, because there is nothing else in the world that you could possibly do. Do you recognize this mindset?
Your broccoli's 1,458th cousin, once-removed. Creative Commons Kulac. S o let’s say you’re a wild leafy vegetable, innocently minding your own business on limestone seacliffs on the coasts of southern and western Europe. Suddenly, some prehistoric human takes it into their head that you are worth installing in their newfangled “garden”. Fast forward several thousand years, and the results of that domestication almost put Westminster to shame.
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I'm posting this in honor of Stegosaurus Week at Dinosaur Tracking . Here's Day One , here's Day Two . Rob Pierce , my partner in culture-crime , recently sent me an email that touched on a number of creative issues that have been occupying my mind recently. I suggested that he post it on his blog and I respond; he agreed.
Fairy oxygen and hydrogen atoms forming a water molecule in Lucy Rider Meyer's Real Fairy Folks or Fairy Land of Chemistry. Image courtesy of CHF's Othmer Library of Chemical History. September 14, 2010 | Michal Meyer Fairy tales have no place in science.