|Prior to basketball, his height simply gave him neck cramps|
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Hopeful Monster Hypothesis
Warning: this is not a trailer review, though Hopeful Monsters does sound like a cinematic masterpiece. Rather, this is a discussion of a form of evolutionary theory: Hopeful Monster (or Discontinuous Variation if you prefer the dry scientific term, and who doesn't) is the hypothesis that suggests evolution proceeds through the same mechanism that basketball athleticism has: organisms who used to be a bit odd and possibly insanely tall now find their niche, excel, and rise to the top.
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Labels: evolutionary theory, hopeful monsters, Paleo Picasso (arts and crafts), paleoart debut, paleonerds needed, Ray Troll art, so ugly it's cute, survival of the weirdest
Friday, August 22, 2014
A Lot of Oreodont Drawings
This summer Meaghan has been working as a Geocorps Paleontologist for the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, working on resolving John Day oreodont taxonomy. It's been a lot of fun, but it also means that oreodonts have been at the forefront of her mind literally all summer... so she's drawn a lot of them. As the summer has progressed, her oreodonts have become a lot more like My Little Ponies, with big feet and ridiculous expressions. Meaghan is now headed off to Kyrgyzstan for a month (to help this lady scientist with her dissertation work), and is too lazy to write blog posts ahead of time so in lieu of other blog material.... here are a bunch of Meaghan's oreodont sketches with her brilliantly witty commentary!
|Coy Agrochoerus antiquus is an ass during hide-and-seek|
|Merychyus elegans just pranked the shit out of someone.|
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