Monthly Archives: October 2010

postorbital ponderings part deux

So where was I? Ah, right. Mammals lost the postorbital bar early in their evolution but many taxa have secondarily evolved them again. What’s up with that? Any explanations regarding the reappearance of the PO bar will necessarily make an … Continue reading

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postorbital ponderings

Yesterday in my comparative osteology class I started to wonder: what is the deal with the mammalian postorbital bar? Most people reading this might simply shrug, and maybe, if I was lucky, bother to go Google “postorbital bar.” But the … Continue reading

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… and now for (pop)culture

So a few weeks ago I re-watched Before Sunset and I fell in love with it all over again. This was sort of inspired by a recent Scenic Routes (a column on the AVClub where Mike D’Angelo analyzes a scene, … Continue reading

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Neanderthals lose an industry

And so the big news for today as that the dating and stratigraphy in the Grotte du Renne at Arcy-sur-Cure is fucked up. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/10/13/1007963107 Didn’t we sort of know this already? But what are the implications of this paper? It … Continue reading

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First

So. We’re here. Few will actually read this post. Like so many things, this has it’s origins in procrastination. I don’t especially feel like writing this thesis proposal, so I decided to start the blog I’ve spent the past few … Continue reading

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