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Stupid sesamoid bones…

Today, I had an osteology midterm. As midterms go it was pretty easy. There was, however, one bone that completely stumped me (and I hope, the rest of the class). Give up? It’s the pisiform of a bear. This might … Continue reading

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Lego trebuchet part I or, What I’ve been doing with my summer vacation so far

Summer vacation for graduate students is generally not much of a vacation. Things need to get done. Things like theses. Things like moving. So as you can imagine, I’ve been pretty busy building a Lego trebuchet. Now I know this … Continue reading

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My problem with statistics

I’ve been wondering for a while now, and some articles that my advisor gave me to read only makes this suspicion even stronger – is the null hypothesis really worth anything? For those not in the know, a null hypothesis … Continue reading

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What should everyone know about paleontology?

This post has been circulating among nerds today, and it’s a really great one. It’s written by Thomas Holtz, a world-renowned expert on tyrannosaurids, and was first posted on the Dinosaur Mailing List in response to a question. A number … Continue reading

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Why do this?

Last semester my colleagues and I had a pretty great conversation about why we do what we do. Not all of us do the exact same thing, mind you, (something I point out a little too often, perhaps) but we’re … Continue reading

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Okay, so I had a month of semi-self-imposed exile from this thing. Winter break and the lead up to it were pretty fantastically busy, but now everything is okay. My thesis proposal is finished, my applications are in, and the … Continue reading

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physical anthropology exodus and Republican scientists

So these articles came out last week, but I’ve been out of commission for a while because of the usual end of the semester stuff, not to mention trying to finish this thesis proposal and Ph.D apps and work. The … Continue reading

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