1. Accretionary wedge is delayed for a week, as I will be out of town for work. New due date is the end of Feb 23, of your local timezone. Theme is still [Geologic] Things that make you go "hmmm".
2. Links: A variety of interesting science-related pages not in the usual geo feed:
- I’ve criticized Pharyngula in the past for promoting an intolerant brand of antireligionism, so I really ought to give him credit when he does good. It looks like he and his clan have caught a plagiarist who managed to sneak creationist crap through the peer review system. I don’t understand why supposedly religious people feel driven to lie, cheat, and steal in this manner.
- On (formerly known as Joe) explains how residential drinking wells are built, and what to look out for if buying a property that has a well.
- According to the New York Times, hopeful monsters are on the rebound.
- Mrs. Whatsit describes what fume hoods are for.
- Finally, a not-science-at-all football link. Before the Giants beat the Patriots in the Superbowl, they had to upset the Cowboys in the first round. *Warning: potentially offensive* Some cowboys fans didn't take that too well. Of course, in posting this, I should apologize to any retired Argentinean immigrants reading this blog, as it is unfair to associate such people with Dallas.
3: New Tag: Lest people forget that I work in the hard rock exploration industry, I’ve added the Superficial Shilling tag to posts that address mining related matters, including the superiority of uranium over coal (for which none of our rocks are prospective).
4: 300 posts! If only I had been writing papers instead…
5: Search engine term of the week: summer jobs on whale boats
6: Baby is awake. Bye.