Monthly Archives: October 2013

Send in the Chickenosaurus! or: Why I do trust Jack Horner

Franken-chicken! –chickosaurus! –evidence and memory perists! –great meal! –how nourishing for minds

Earthling Nature

By Carlos Augusto Chamarelli

Oh just look who decided to make an article. Things have been pretty slow on my side due to a lot of recent troubles, but I finally gathered enough willpower to post about something I’ve been meaning to write about: Jack Horner’s greatest ambition of creating dinosaurs.

Yes, that might be confusing/shocking for those who remember my previous statement that I’m against some of his theories (and contrary to my friends’ skepticism, I do intend in making more posts about them), but this time I’ll write about him in a positive light because even myself have to admit that I’m looking forward for the results of his experiment.

But first I’d like to point out how amusing and slightly hypocritical it is for Jack Horner try to recreate dinosaurs in the first place, since, you know, he was one of the advisors for the movie adaptations…

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Sciencey LOL of the Week

Sciencey LOL of the Week.

Sciencey LOL of the Week

11 fascinating funeral traditions from around the globe

TED Blog

The funerals I’ve attended have all been very much the same. Relatives and friends arrive in all black and take seats in the church or synagogue pews for a somber ceremony where prayers are said, memories are shared and tears are shed. The attendees walk slowly out to their cars and form a single file line a behind the hearse, arriving at the graveyard where they place roses on the casket just before it’s lowered into the ground. Then, they proceed to the immediate family’s home, where the doorbell rings with a steady stream of loved ones — casserole dishes in hand — since, in the days ahead, people often forget to eat.

[ted_talkteaser id=1832]In her TED talk, cultural anthropologist Kelli Swazey shares with us a different approach to memorializing the dead. In Tana Toraja in eastern Indonesia, funerals are raucous affairs involving the whole village that can last…

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