Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures - Sunset Crater

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View of the entrance sign with the volcano in the background.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Geological Quote of the Week - Bird Frisbee

This quote is from a book about evolutionary convergence.

"Continuing work has shown that the resolution of oilbirds' echolocation is rather crude, at least when it comes to avoiding discs deliberately suspended in their flight path."

This just makes me think of scientists throwing disks at birds and watching them crash.


Morris, S.C., 2003, Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures - Walnut Canyon

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Walnut Canyon is a archaeological site located within a geological site. The canyon itself is made up of several Colorado Plateau rock units that were impacted, like several other National Parks in the area, by the uplift of the Colorado Plateau. The canyon is capped with the Permian Kaibab Formation limestone, forming a layer resistant to erosion. The shelters created within the rocks are located within a shale and siltstone layer of the Kaibab Formation beneath this limestone roof. 

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

CBS Sunday Morning - Professional Paleontologists are Starting Early

So here was a nice story on CBS Sunday Morning this past Sunday about a kid who wanted to be a professional paleontologist so bad that he applied for the position of curator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science when Kirk Johnson left. The position was stolen from the poor kid by Scott Sampson but there was a happy ending in it all.




The video can also be found at http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50143923n