Search Results: history
20 Feb 2006: Little History, Big History
Science: Big History, Earth history, socks · 15 comments
... to think about, and make a list of, the greatest events in history. All of history. The Big Bang through my earthshattering purchase of new socks last ...
9 Mar 2002: Today in History…
Links: anniversaries, birthdays · no comments
I feel incredibly lucky to be living through the 440th anniversary of the day public kissing was banned in Naples, the 211th anniversary of the first use of ether as an anaesthetic, and the 80th anniversary of South Slavia's approval of Italy's annexation ...
Food, Science: Apiaceae, birth control, hormones, peer-reviewed research, poison hemlock, poisonous lookalikes, wild carrot · 5 comments
... my problem though: Daucus carota seeds have a history of use as birth control. Herbalists recommend eating a teaspoon of ...
22 Jun 2013: Solstice Conversations
Aimless: Adoxaceae, Asparagaceae, cherries, diary, osoberries, red elderberries, Rosaceae, wild asparagus · 2 comments
... time I've seen anyone picking them. They're a neat bit of history. :: Woman resumes what appears to be an exercise walk :: ~ What ...
11 Feb 2013: The Ethical Irrelevance of Killing Your Own Food
Food, Human Fuzzies: animal rights, empathy, ethics, rabbits · 10 comments
... with the source of your food. If you look at human history you will see lots of societies where people were much more intimately ... a bunny in its adorable face. Indeed, looking at human history, it is shockingly easy for people to shut off their usual empathy in ...
24 Mar 2009: Are Geophysicists Geologists?
Science: disciplinary boundaries, geology, geophysics, scientific culture · 13 comments
... emphasis. I took some intro physical geology and earth history as a sophomore, but I have never taken formal courses in mineralogy, ... that my work involves using my knowledge of the Earth's history, processes, and constituent materials for the benefit of humanity, and ...
9 Mar 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: blog carnivals, hydrology, resumes, sexual harassment, Wikipedia · 1 comment
... Diversity in Science carnival is out, celebrating Black History Month. See especially Sciencewoman's profile of chemical oceanographer ... Pyrtle. Call for Entries: Diversity in Science - Women's History Month Edition -- hosted by Thus Spake Zuska March Scientiae: Role ...
19 Feb 2009: Earth Scientists on Stamps
Human Fuzzies, Science: darwin, milankovitch, philately, richter, science in pop culture, stamps · 13 comments
... list of the people whose names are already in the history books, it is a sneaky kind of aspirational statement. I'm disappointed ...
5 Feb 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 3 comments
I finally have a day job! For a few weeks, anyway - I'm temping as a GIS monkey. While this is not functionally much different from generic office temp jobs, data entry using ArcGIS pays much better than data entry with Excel. Historically, day-jobbing ha ...
15 Jan 2009: Manhattan Fault Line
Aimless: · 3 comments
... Eastern United States has a long and complex geological history that has left the place riddled with old fault lines, and while I ...
14 Jan 2009: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: Links · 1 comment
... somewhere in the world. ... scientific in nature, or history, or travelog. Images are welcome, photographic or otherwise. ...
26 Sep 2008: What Planet is my Clafoutis From?
Aimless: · 12 comments
... it is still of geological interest. Clafoutis geological history can be divided into four eras: Assemblian, Bakeat375ian, Deflatian, and ...
14 Sep 2008: The Rusty King of All Metals
Aimless: · 2 comments
... generally. -- Issachar Cozzens, Jr., 1843, A Geological History of Manhattan or New York Island You can download the PDF yourself, if ...
12 Aug 2008: OMG AMNH PONIES!!1!
Aimless: · 9 comments
... passes to see the ponies at the American Museum of Natural History. OMG PONIES... but I found the exhibit depressing, for the following ... you actually want to see at the American Museum of Natural History right now is the giant piece of stibnite in a grand gallery "recent ...
19 Jun 2008: Carnival of Space #59
Links: · 2 comments
... Titan is awesome!). Catholic Sensibility gives a brief history: Titan was left unnamed for the first two centuries of its Earthling ... includes an article celebrating the Institute's 40-year history. Hurrai, hurrai, for LPI! But as Starts with a Bang reminds us, we can ...
18 Jun 2008: Advice for a Mathphobe?
Aimless: · 25 comments
... not geology. Moreover, I went to a school where history and literature majors were required to do differential equations. I ...
Aimless: · 16 comments
... a particularly violent period in North America's tectonic history. But they're not really part of the same structure, and they're ...
6 Apr 2008: Giving the Lie: Blogs and Scientific Criticism
Aimless: · 10 comments
... have been slowly wading through A Social History of Truth, Steven Shapin's study of how early modern English gentleman's ...
27 Mar 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Pele’s Hair
Aimless: · 3 comments
This one's in honor of the new activity at the peak of Kilauea. For pictures and updates, see the Hawaii Volcano Observatory homepage. For more geoblogospheric coverage, check out the posts at Magma Cum Laude and the roundup at Geology News. To get Pele ...
11 Mar 2008: Jello Salad is a Weird Ethnic Food
Aimless: · 21 comments
... genealogy reflected in the main narrative thread of the history textbook, while others got the "diversity boxes". There is absolutely ...
22 Feb 2008: Friday Rock Blogging: Oil Shale
Aimless: · 12 comments
This is a thin section from some Colorado shale. It's part of the Green River Formation, which is a series of rocks laid down about fifty million years ago when the West was wet. The shales come from a set of lakes that occupied part of what is now Colora ...
6 Feb 2008: Delicious Internet Noms
Links: · 4 comments
... to throw a rock at my computer! California Solar Power History -- A neat Google Maps widget that shows the takeoff in solar power in ...
1 Feb 2008: We Can Have a New Geological Epoch If We Want
Aimless: · 21 comments
... eons, eras, and epochs are not objective truths about the history of the planet that are simply waiting for us in the rock. The geologic ... assuming that cockroaches prefer to see Earth history as a series of distinct periods rather than as a continuum, will they ...
Human Fuzzies, Politics, Science: feminism, feminisms, history, psychology, racism, rape, sexism, trashy novels, white studies · 3 comments
... science" topics. The book is in three parts, covering some history of women in science, "HR issues" and discrimination against female ... of isolated historical vignettes. My formal training in history is limited to a single freshman seminar, so I don't trust myself to ...
26 Jul 2007: Galveston Bids for Darwin Award
Politics, Science: idiocy, natural hazards, urban planning · 3 comments
... — the scene of the deadliest hurricane in American history — are about to approve nearly 4,000 new homes and two midrise ...
28 Jun 2007: Science World Heritage
Science: dead white men, history of science, world heritage · 1 comment
... beautiful landscape, and geology's influence on human history is easy to see. There is already enough geology on the list to fill an ... a shame if they are no longer around. This kind of loss to history is precisely what World Heritage status is supposed to prevent. The ...
11 Sep 2006: TA Training for Berzerkelers
Teaching: blog carnivals, grad school, teacher training · 6 comments
... GSIs." In our department, we read seminal papers from the history of the earth sciences, and we talk about science. We don't discuss ...
Politics: anti-Semitism, Christian hegemony, zombies · 4 comments
... pull-quote. If there's anything we should learn from history, it's that this kind of mass cruelty is frighteningly normal. The ... to everyday life in 17th Century Massachusetts; the history of the American colonies is hardly my area of expertise, but I'm not ...
21 Mar 2006: Thomas Kuhn and Big Historiography
Science: Berzerkeley, Big History, Kuhn, Lacan, Marxism, paradigms, philosophy of science · 4 comments
... goal for the week-after-next's Big History seminar is to bring up two things: phlogiston, and Marxism. Because so ... Can one of you humanitiesistes recommend a good Brief History of Historiography for Dummies and Scientists? Today's lecture was ... There's "deep time" and later plate tectonics in earth history, and Darwinian evolution and genetics in life history, but is there ...
14 Feb 2006: You Say Patriarchy, I Say Pahtriarchy
Politics: feminisms, patriarchy, rhetorical nit-picking · 4 comments
... But it is important -- even in the face of a depressing history -- to maintain a distinction between the human capacity and necessity ...
10 Feb 2006: Friday Fluffypost
Whimsy: dreams, pirates, racism, search requests · 1 comment
... was quite sad to discover that it does indeed have racist history: In 1991, Mr. Gilder, director of the Voter Registration Coalition, ...
31 Jan 2006: Procrastinating Things
Links, Politics: blog carnivals, denmark, offensive humor, patriarchy, psychology, racism, relationships · 3 comments
... of maintaining relationships. Part one, which is ancient history now: monitoring the division of labor in a relationship is, itself, ...
27 Jan 2006: Friday Rock Blogging: Caliche
Science: rock blogging, sedimentary rocks, stable isotopes · 7 comments
... from old caliche nodules in Bolivia to deduce the uplift history of the Altiplano (or "eastern Andes" if you want). They claim that the ...
20 Jan 2006: Friday iTunes iChing: Martian Edition
Science, Whimsy: Friday random ten, iTunes iChing, Mars · 2 comments
... it's likely that I'd enter the field on the wrong side of history - cruel, cruel ...
14 Dec 2005: A Pedagogical Quandary
Whimsy: class presentations, Lord Kelvin · 3 comments
... exposition of the salient points of recent scientific history; or... ...pictures of Donald Turcotte's head crudely photoshopped on ...
16 Nov 2005: On Co-ops and Community
Human Fuzzies, Politics: co-ops, consensus, intentional community · 4 comments
... to new residents** and convince the house as a whole that history matters, without any assurance that their pleas will be heard. Hijinks ...
11 Nov 2005: Happy Armistice Day
Politics: Armistice Day, pacifism · no comments
... a hilarious catchphrase. Today, we can ignore all that history claptrap and simply fight for peace; there are very few veterans of the ...
28 Sep 2005: Hump Day a Lump a Dump Day
Human Fuzzies, Links, Politics: Hans Island, idiocy, kugel · no comments
... responded: "I think that if Barbara Lee would read the history of Joe McCarthy, she would realize that he was a hero for ... CanWest News Service probe into the island's history -- spurred by Canadian historian Kenn Harper's assertion that American ...
19 Sep 2005: Arr
Links, Whimsy: pirate music, pirates, talk like a pirate day · 3 comments
... Talk Like a Pirate Day, mateys, and Language Log has th' history of "arr". And here's a free pirate song for ye. Additional ...
13 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 9-12
Personal: photoblog, Scandinavia, travelogue · no comments
... other old Quaker school, all the while chatting about the history of Norwegian Friends and the unique clerical tasks and tax monies ... fill many boxes. For those not interested in Quaker history, the best thing in Stavanger is the Norsk Hermetikkmuseum, which has ...
3 Aug 2005: Travelogue! Days 0-3
Personal: photoblog · 5 comments
... segue into a digression on some minor point of Icelandic history and culture, of the type you can research at home and drop in just ...
4 May 2005: California Senate Bill 5: Freedom is Coming!
Politics: academic freedom, California politics · 4 comments
... Excellent Adventure" represents a realistic approach to history and historiography (History, Film) How to teach your horrible children some manners (Education, ...
14 Mar 2005: Middle Klass
Personal, Politics: academia, classism, money · 14 comments
... being an asshole isn't correlated with one's financial history. On the other hand, I do think that people often innocently forget ...
Personal: menstruation, TMI · 49 comments
... dance! Not that wiggly dances have ever, in the whole history of human menstrual cycles, done anything to dislodge a rope of uterine ...
3 Nov 2004: Back on the Horse
Politics: angst, Internet activism, presidential elections, Ralph Nader, US party politics · 2 comments
... Funny, ha ha, and an entertaining exercise in alternate history - would there really be a civil war? With guns and everything? - but we ...
11 Oct 2004: Evolutionary Psychology Goes to the Dentist
Personal, Whimsy: dissociation, evolutionary psychology, medicine · no comments
... most purposes, a total stranger. Over the bulk of human history, this is an unusual situation, to say the least - yet we're expected to ...
5 Oct 2004: Endorsements for Los Angeles Judicial Offices
Politics: endorsements, local elections, Los Angeles · 4 comments
Fellow 29th/21st/44th District mostly-doctrinaire lefty Hugo Schwyzer has posted his ballot, for all but the judicial slate. We agree on everything except the things we disagree on, but it looks like my ballot has ten more names on it than his! Under t ...
26 Aug 2004: Broken Pipes and the Electoral College
Politics: · 4 comments
... identified on a state-by-state basis for reasons of history and administrative convenience, but they don't inherently require ...
Human Fuzzies: · 1 comment
... something popular culture used as a lens for history, stuff. 2. Sex as Ethos In the interests of not having this post hang ...
25 Mar 2004: The Neon Leg Warmer of the Caribbean
Politics: Haiti, Somalia, tourism, war · 1 comment
... NPR pledge drives is that at Pacifica, they tend to see history (and history in the making) as the story of life rather than the story of political ...
7 Mar 2004: Investing With Your Values
Human Fuzzies: book reviews, investing, money, socially responsible investment · 3 comments
... divided into four sections. A hand-wavy overview of the history and philosophy of ethical investing. The authors make up their own ...
14 Feb 2004: Lutefisk and Yams
Human Fuzzies: Dr. Seuss, parody, Scandinavia, Vikings · 4 comments
... not have been entirely out of the climatological question. History is another matter; decent references on the history of yams are not forthcoming, but check out the completely unrelated ...
11 Feb 2004: Lovey Linky Valentines
Links: chocolate, Valentine's Day · no comments
I Love Karl Rove I mean, do you think I don't KNOW I'm not the prettiest chicken in the barnyard, and that what with Rovey spending his at-work hours with dishy little vixens like Karen Hughes and his boss's Mom, I'm lucky he so much wants to look at ...
2 Feb 2004: Linky Roundup
Links: · 2 comments
Apparently I'm not the only one who was internet-starved all weekend.* The RSS is full! Here's some of what it's full of: Item 1007: custom-colored matches. This is the kind of random shit you are supposed to feed your Bayesian link machine. It's not the ...
23 Oct 2003: Quicksilver: a partial review
Human Fuzzies: book reviews · 3 comments
... tin can go round and round with the Bludgeon of Science History Hindsight. One wonders how many revolutions they can handle before the ...
28 Sep 2003: Numbered Notes
Human Fuzzies: · 3 comments
It's obviously the greatest food product ever invented, but deep-fried macaroni and cheese on a stick isn't as tasty as you might expect. The texture compares unfavorably to traditional deep-fried mozarella cheese sticks as well. Neil Stephenson wants to ...
31 Mar 2003: See My Tanned Blisters!
Personal: Hawaii, hawaiian volcano observatory, kilauea, lava trees, papayas, travelogue, volcanoes · no comments
... through ash in 1790. Intimately connected with Hawaiian history, the rise of Kamehameha, and so on, but not terribly photogenic without ...
1 Mar 2003: Gibbs Strikes Again
Politics, Whimsy: · 1 comment
... posturing, they're just aliasing in the time stream. History wants to be continuous, you see, so when the nutballs in Washington run ...
9 Feb 2003: Theme of Bugs
Personal: · 4 comments
... by that sort of thing. It was quite a step down from the History of England volume III (from Utrecht to Modern Times), complete with ...
30 Sep 2002: Tree Punching
Personal, Teaching: academia, course scheduling · 3 comments
... section at some time to be determined. The Economic History of the United States - this is the one with the thick stack of ...
1 Jul 2002: Queek
Human Fuzzies, Personal: slang, soup, words · 1 comment
... bookstore resulting in From Front Porch to Back Seat, a history of American courtship from the turn of the century to the mid-1960s. A ...
30 May 2002: Someone Wants Naked Sorority Frolicking
Whimsy: fan mail, search requests · 3 comments
... my case of search engine envy with a hit for "hummus history" yesterday - not to mention a string of things like "penis enlarge ...
15 Apr 2002: Search Engine Envy
Meta: · 5 comments
... episode of Wacky Search Envy. Tattoo flash sparrow, hummus history, and art and pendulums, all in one stretch of logs... I hate having to ...
8 Feb 2002: Decisions, decisions…
Links: · no comments
... in every individual case, but it is a fundamental law. The history of salvation shows us that illness is a consequence of sin." [more] On ...
8 Jan 2002: Fish-Blooded Bourgeois
Links, Meta, Personal: binders, highlighters, killing brain cells, office supplies, random classes, rollerball pens · 1 comment
... I'd encourage the rest of you to check out this brief history of the trapper hat, which I found whilst looking for 80s-retro Trapper ...
31 Oct 2001: It’s doing weather outside
Personal: hygge, weather · no comments
... in my list of articles on the origins and mechanisms and history of intraplate seismicity in and around New Madrid, Missouri... you ...
15 Sep 2001: Slugs
Personal, Whimsy: denmark, molluscs, museums · no comments
... up from bogs around the country. I only made it from prehistory to the year 1200 or so, the end of the Viking exhibit, but the number ...