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Imagine an island off the coast of a continent. Two birds from the continent–a male and a female–get swept up by a storm and find themselves stranded on this island. They go on to mate and a new species of … Continue reading
The eagle flies, the crows perch. The eagle craps on the crows’ perch.
Last year, a friend of mine who bird watches noticed that I had promoted wind farms on my blog. He subsequently informed me that wind farms are not an environmentally uncomplicated form of energy. Each year approximately 40,000 birds die … Continue reading
Are you noticing? Here’s a bit from Henry David Thoreau’s Walden (1854, chapter 17): The brooks sing carols and glees to the spring. The marsh hawk, sailing low over the meadow, is already seeking the first slimy life that awakes. … Continue reading
Evolution v. Creation Watch: Protein-Sequence Data from the Duckbilled Dinosaur Supports the Dinosaurian Origin of Birds
Biologist Jerry Coyne notes this interesting piece of news at his blog today: In this week’s Science we find a paper by Schweitzer et al. (total of 16 authors!) that has a quite remarkable result. (See the one page summary … Continue reading
through feathery clouds the sun opened like the eye of an owl— and in the sudden bullet of glare the quicksilver breast of a train
bobbing like a jug a naked body in the river and on its back a crow before men were here there were rivers and the round eyes of birds
The German artist, Han Baldung, active throughout the early 1500s, was a supporter of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, and seems to have had a bit of an obsession with portraying witches in different media, from woodcuts to drawings. In this image, Baldung imagines four … Continue reading
Detail from a garden scene, on an ancient interior wall, near Rome, circa 100 CE: