Sorry for the lack of updates over the weekend everyone. I couldn’t get the computer working where I’m staying until Saturday afternoon, and I wanted to give The Boneyard plenty of time on the main page to get the attention it deserves.
At least, that’s my excuse. This weekend I watched plenty of BAD shark documentaries on Shark Week (Shark Man was the worst, by far), got a little reading done, photographed the white-tailed deer, cedar waxwing, northern flicker, and eastern goldfinch that visited the yard, and watched half of the first season of Primeval. The special effects on the show are great, although I’m not sure how I feel about trying to make the prehistoric creatures more fantastic/vicious than they may have been in life, nor the constant phrase “We now know that the past is real.” Did I miss something? Was the primary hypothesis about the past some form of Last Tuesdayism where the entire history of the earth and our lives are just pre-programmed software stuck in our head to make us think the earth is old even though it was just made a second ago? Indeed, even though I love seeing gorgonopsids get some attention, I think it would have been more fun if it was closer to its actual size; you could have people mistake it for a stray dog in the neighborhood, and if a gorgonopsid came running in through a doggie door (like coyotes in California and other places sometimes do), it could have made for a very interesting situation.
Plus I’ve got a response to write in terms of my “Why fight creationism?” post for a little while ago (I admit it; sometimes I get bored and go looking for trouble), so hopefully I’ll be able to get back to writing sometime today. Oh yes, and I also intend to write something up about hippos that may or may not be eating drowned ungulates during annual migrations in Africa, but I have the feeling that information on that topic is going to be scant. In the meantime, though, check out the latest editions Carnival of the Blue or The Boneyard if you haven’t already.