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Dana Hunter
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Currently Beating Cell Phones into Submission by day, geoblogging by night. I write for the Scientific American Blog Network and am a proud part of FreethoughtBlogs.
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Science Blogger, SF Writer, Compleat Geology Addict, and Owner of Homicidal Felid.
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I finished NaNoWriMo one year. Never bloody again.
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Seattle, WA - Tempe, AZ - Flagstaff, AZ - Prescott, AZ - Sedona, AZ

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LOL. I love the way it looks like they're horrified by the cat... OHNOES!! HUMONGOUS KITTY-DEMON!!!
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Greek yogurt geology - now I can show you it! What do you think - thrust faults, accretionary wedge, or something else?
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Where's the cat?  How can you do this without a cat?
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+George Wiman sent me a new hand lens, completely outta the blue, because he's just that amazing. Misha loves it. So do I, and I don't even have the words for how much this touched me and how thankful I am. You're the bestest!
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+Jacob McLaughlin Strangely enough, I was going to say just the same thing.
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We're hard at work. One of us is doing geology research, the other is being a lap-warmer.
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Now that is one big meteorite. ?..had to have made a big impact !* ?
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I've finished watching the rest of the Nye-Ham debate. Couldn't liveblog it because my computer no longer sends sound to my teevee, and so my friend and I had to watch it on this machine. I'm glad I got to concentrate more on my friend's reactions than trying to notate everything, because his expressions were priceless. The writhing, the growling, the agonized flailing of his hands and howls of outraged frustration whenever Ham repeated himself - priceless.

He thought Nye won it hands-down, mostly because of the annual layers in ice cores. That was the piece of evidence for the age of the earth that impacted my friend most strongly. And Ken Ham never properly addressed it. He couldn't explain it away. 

I'll be going back through the entire thing with another friend and shall soon blog the results. I will gently correct the geology Nye got sorta-kinda wrong, and laugh at Ham's especially horrible-bad moments. But for the most part, I was impressed by Nye, despite a few stumbles - he was great at thinking on his feet, his passion for science carried him through, and he had more than enough evidence to annihilate Ham's pathetic biblical literalism.

The main thing that stood out for me is this: Ken Ham and Bob Jones University wave around the same Bible, in the same translation, and both claim it's 100% totally factual and tells us all we need to know. Tells us when and how Earth was created, no question. That being said by them, riddle me this: why the fuck does Ham and his AiG put the age of the earth at 6,000 years old, while BJU swears it's 7,000? If this shit is god's word, accurate in every particular, how the bloody hell do you come up with a thousand-year difference in the earth's age? 

Splain that one, Ken. 

I'd offer to debate the little shit when I'm finished reading my good Christianist textbooks, but I don't want to go to jail for grievous bodily harm. I'm afraid that the umpteenth time he repeated "we weren't there" or "There's a book," I'd pop him a right smart crack or three on the noggin with my rock hammer and stomp outta the auditorium. Tries your patience, that does. Sorely.

And you know what the saddest thing is? Ken Ham, enormously ignorant and proud of it as he is, looks like a creationist Einstein compared to the assclowns who wrote the ACE science curriculum. Go ahead, click the link and read what's in those inane bloody books. If you dare. 

You'd best protect yourself with a gallon or two of the mind-altering substance of your choice before you try. You have been warned.
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I like to think of myself as a thinking Christian and it frustrates me to no end to have people think that Ham might represent me or anything that I believe.  As far as the texts?? Ethically, how can ANYONE use them to teach science???
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Beeping kitty noses whilst watching Buffy together. There are worse ways to spend a night.
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Life as a cat bed. This has been my view most of the day. Alas for productivity...
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I've often had occasion to consider all my education & experience, and to end up as a cat bed.  It IS a pretty good job, but the bathroom breaks don't come often enough!  
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Misha is very proud of her ability to keep her mommy trapped. She's using me for a mattress. I'm glad I've got this warm, purring bundle with me still. Two decades and counting...
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I've got one floomped on my feet as I type.

This... is a rather awkward angle for typing...
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It's very hard to be checking off items on your To Do list while suffering Feline Paralysis. This growth on my tummy is also purring. I can't remove it without the risk of feeling like the world's most terrible kitty mommy. Ah, well, at least I sneaked a load of laundry in before being stricken.
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You are good monkey. Cat approves!
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Mah helper haz passed out. She miscaculated - I won't need the things she's sleeping on tonight. I'd say she fails at being a cat, but frankly, at 20 years old, she's allowed some imperfections.

She's my girl, and I love her. Even when she steals my stuff.
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Awww... So sweet !
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