Archive for the ‘critters’ Category


Beavers to mothership: “Beam us up!”

May 7, 2010

Beaver dam visible from space:

beaver dam


Glenn Gould on animals and why they’re better than people.

November 4, 2009

It’s a YouTube vid for which embedding is disabled, so click here.


It’s a really really really nice fossil…

June 3, 2009

…but it’s still just a fossil.  I’m referring to Ida, the fossil of what will soon be named Darwinius masillae, which is almost certainly not our direct ancestor.  I don’t have time to go into detail*, here’s someone else’s blog post with tons of links.

*(but I will quip that chains have links, trees don’t)


Sux2B an ant, example # 827.

January 28, 2009

Direct YouTube link.


Dinosaurs in the Civil War

November 12, 2008

dinosaurkingdomphoto by Robert Kimberly

Dinosaur Kingdom
It’s 1863 and Union soldiers have discovered a hidden valley filled with dinosaurs. Now the Yankees plan to use the dinos as weapons of mass destruction against the South.

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Kunst-Formen der Natur by Ernst Haeckl

November 3, 2008

All 400 pages on Flickr, or download a 260 MB PDF from here.


“If you had six legs, where would your ass be?”

October 6, 2008

Nick Park and Creature Comforts weigh in on the origin of life.

Direct YT link