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Science (ecology, conservation, biology, etc.) fantasy, sci-fi, videogames, cartoons
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If I had a shotgun... Snippets from Open Space, week of 6/22

The other day I sat in the boughs of a rather horizontal cottonwood, the only nearby source of shade in the middle of a rolling prairie, crunching a ripe apple. That was a good break. Later I saw a very yellow bumble bee land on a white larkspur, and the contrast between the white flowers and the yellow and black bumble bee was very cool.

The day before I found some fossil clamshells in a shale outcropping. I left them there, of course, but took a picture.

A few days… Continue

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 5:08pm


Would you rather have the body and mind of a 20 year old for your entire adult life, but drop dead at the age of 60, or have life like it is now, where you might live to be 100, but will suffer a long, slow delcine of body and mind?

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 2:31am — 2 Comments

Re: Eating less meat, part 2

I've noticed some themes in the dissenting comments on Hank's video. They mostly go like this:

1. "We can't stop eating meat because if we did the animals would overpopulate and we'd be overrun! Their soaring populations would surely cause a lot of environmental damage in itself, and then we'd have to shoot them anyway."

2. "PETA? Those people are crazy! I can't stand PETA, so I'm not going to give up meat."

3. "We can't cut back too much because people are designed to eat… Continue

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 7:58pm

RE: Eating less meat part 1

This is part one of my response to Hank's video on eating less meat, which has sparked a lot of controversy in the comments, as mention of eating less meat always does.

Hank lists a lot of good reasons for eating less meat, the main point being that it is a grossly inefficient use of land, water, and food resources that is hurting the global environment. We waste vast amounts of scarce fresh water by growing food to feed livestock instead of humans, and by watering those food animals… Continue

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 6:30pm

I HATE Colorado! (its flag, that is)

Something's been bothering me for quite a while, and it's this:

I'll say it -- I don't like Colorado's flag. Yes, the broad stripes of blue over white, the sun-like disk and color scheme overall are pleasing to the eye. Yet every time I see it I'm disapponted.

Honestly... A giant "C"? Colorado is home to mountains and plains, forest, prairie, desert and tundra. Wonders abound both geographical and biological. The Maroon Bells, the Front Range,… Continue

Posted on February 12, 2009 at 11:30pm

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At 5:17pm on October 23, 2009, WhitneySkyWalker gave John Giezensomething a gift
Happy All Hallow's Eve, love!
At 10:10pm on February 15, 2009, MakRae said…
All three of the flags remind me of pacman!!!!
The one with the red mountain type figures look like vertical pacman eating yellow. xD
At 4:16pm on May 24, 2008, WhitneySkyWalker said…
This is so cool; we're hardly ever online at the same time anymore!
At 8:23pm on April 21, 2008, WhitneySkyWalker said…
Guess what, we're online at the same time! You at home, me at work! See you in about an hour and 20 minutes!
At 3:56pm on March 3, 2008, WhitneySkyWalker said…
I'm so bored. Can you come and rescue me from work?
At 9:57pm on February 16, 2008, Taylor said…
that pic of ur eye is so jokes! i need a job in biology too but i think i will graduate from highschool first before i get one=]
At 10:56pm on February 14, 2008, WhitneySkyWalker said…
Happy Valentine's Day, love! (And I'm not saying it just because John Green told us too...but also because I love you! Yey nerd love!)
At 11:57am on February 9, 2008, Deb S said…
I hope you don't hate this but I'm tagging you because I love the way you write. So now we need you to list 5 things we don't know about you.
At 3:07pm on January 25, 2008, WhitneySkyWalker said…
Wow, your posts are popular. And rightly deserved, love!

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