"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
- Charles Darwin

Aug 30, 2007

Blog Carnival Roll Call

There are two science carnivals up that you won't want to miss.

An image blatantly stolen from PZ Myers sums up my enthusiasm.

Tangled Bank #87 - the mixed bag of science related gems, is posted at Balancing Life.

Four Stone Hearth #22 - the four-field anthropology carnival, is posted at Hominin Dental Anthropology (yeah, it was posted yesterday, but I missed it).

Some terrific stuff to check out:

For history of science buffs don't miss Sunil's post On the Shoulders of Giants.

A fascinating exploration of aquatic animal's intuitive understanding of physics was posted by Andre at Biocurious. has an excellent review of the latest fossil ape discovery from Ethiopia.

But those are just my favorites. Check them out for yourself.

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Anonymous said...

Quote: "10% of an insect’s body weight would be the human equivalent of filling a 24-gallon barrel for your partner’s refreshment."

I think that analogy is mistaken? A gallon of water weighs 8 pounds. So that would be 192 pounds for that semenal release, which corresponds to a 1920 pound male. Perhaps you meant a 2.4 gallon barrel?


Eric Michael Johnson said...

Jim - You're absolutely right. Damn decimal places! 1 gallon is 8.33 lbs and the average man is 200 lbs, so what I MEANT to say is 2.4 gallons. Thanks for the attention to little details.

John said...

Thanks for the kind words and the plug. Much appreciated.