Saturday, September 22, 2007

Where have I been?

Yikes, I was not planning a blog hiatus, I just went looking for some scientific references supporting Creationism, and I fell into a black hole--utter Nothingness. I finally escaped when I realized that a Black Hole of Creationism, like anything else having a Creationist origin, has nothing to do with reality and I should just get back to business.

Just before I disappeared, I was "tagged," so I'll take care of this issue first. Even then (end of June) I thought tagging had run its course, but I've seen a couple other tag posts since. Surely by now the fad has faded, but I'll go ahead anyway.

This tag came as a reward for my last post (way back in mid-June), discussing an awful example of misapplication of the tagger's research results in anti-evolutionist arguments. Thanks to CAD of VWXYNot for the tag.

Okay, so first we list the rules:
  • We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
  • Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
  • People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
  • At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
  • Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
Here are some things about me:
  1. I tend to procrastinate. I suppose I must be an optimist, because I figure I can do it all tomorrow.
  2. Snakes live in my attic; I don't mind.
  3. I just picked up some reading material: Coyne and Orr, Speciation; Isaak, The Counter-Creationism Handbook; Norell, Unearthing the Dragon, and Currie &al., Feathered Dragons.
  4. As a geology major in college, I was a very big frog in a very little pond. Later, as a graduate student, I discovered how very much more there was to learn. Much later, I'm still learning.
  5. My neighbor frequently calls with questions about animals, the moon, the weather, and various other subjects. They're mostly easy questions, but he's impressed and thinks I'm a genius. Other people ask me tougher questions and are less impressed.
  6. I enjoy bluegrass music. I used to listen to some every day on the radio, but that station decided to replace the music with the same talk shows that I can hear more clearly on another station.
  7. I like old monster, horror, and science fiction movies.
  8. The key to my filing system is floor space.

I'll put the tag on blogs I have enjoyed and are worth further notice. I don't think I've noticed these bloggers have been tagged before, but in case I missed it, or if you feel this nonsense has got to stop, please don't feel under any obligation to pass it along. But remember, it's bad luck to break the chain.
Laelaps Further Thoughts Clever Beyond Measure Rev. Big Dumb Chimp
Green Gabbro Primordial Blog The force that through... Silly Humans



Blogger Brian said...

Welcome back Mark, We were just about to send out the girl scouts to search for you. And I just kicked you off my google reader last week.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Brian said...

Wait just a minute. You disappear from the ends of the earth for months and then rise from the dead just to tag me? That's your triumphant return from the land of Steve Fossett and Bigfoot?

Let's have some posts about all that fascinating creationist research you did.

10:56 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Please do send the girl scouts anyway.

The Evil Science Conspiracy has blocked my attempts to publish Creationist research. How I long for the good old days, when such research could be presented on the Allen Burke or the Joe Pyne Show.

9:42 PM  

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