Tag Archives: folklore and myth

Ammonites, Dinosaurs, and Us

Today’s world is remarkable for a lack of dinosaurs. Big ones, anyway. Those critters would have been among the first things someone would notice here for upwards of 200,000,000 years. Then, about 66,000,000 years back, something awful happened. The only … Continue reading

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Bogs and Bison

The good news is that bison are back in Banff, and Britain’s bogs may bounce back, too. Keeping wetlands wet isn’t what many folks had in mind, back in my youth. But as I keep saying, we’ve learned quite a … Continue reading

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Gems, Metal, and Earth’s Core

The Fire of Australia, a whacking great chunk of opal, isn’t particularly interesting from a ‘science’ viewpoint. But I’m human, which is probably why anything big and shiny gets my attention: including that rock. Wrenching myself back on-topic, scientists found … Continue reading

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Citizenship and Being Catholic

I like being an American, most of the time. I know that my country is far from perfect, but I’d rather be here than anywhere else on Earth. Living in Sauk Centre, a smallish central Minnesota town, probably helps. I … Continue reading

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