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Master's Degree holder, telecommuting from the hot tub, proud Darwinian Dawkobot, and pirate librarian belly-dancer bohemian secret agent scribe on a mission to rescue bloggers from the wholesome clutches of the pious backstabbing girl fridays of the world.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Amused Muse in the Galapagos

On Sunday I will be giving my mini travelogue of my trip to the Galapagos Islands.

I'm still throwing my PowerPoint together in between school/work assignments (arrrg!), but I'll post it after my presentation.
Below is how I look without my makeup on. No, just kidding! ;-)

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Blogger Martyne said...

That's really cool Kristine. As an ex Biology teacher I am very interested in your trip. I seem to remember that the fauna are very interesting and unusual because of the isolation of the islands. I look forward to hearing more.

September 13, 2007 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You didn't see any rufous-throated North Alabama creationists in the Islands, did you?
I reckon not; they would have evolved elsewhere. They are the missing links in the story of the evolution of mankind.

September 13, 2007 11:16 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

I seem to remember that the fauna are very interesting and unusual because of the isolation of the islands.

Many of the species are endemic—found nowhere else. Plus, many of the animals show little fear, if any, of humans. The boobies just sat in the path and looked at us. The sea lions plopped themselves wherever they wanted. Even the sharks that inhabit these waters don’t tend to attack people (shark attacks are overblow in the media anyway) because they have no concept of us as predators/prey.

rufous-throated North Alabama creationists

No sign! I don’t think it was their mating season. ;-)

September 13, 2007 11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For rufous-throated north Alabaman creationists, it's mating season all year 'round. They are not native to the Galapagos, however.

September 13, 2007 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rufous-throated north Alabaman creationists don't believe in the Galapagos.

September 13, 2007 9:41 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Well, the boobies believe in them. ;-)

September 14, 2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are no blue-footed rufous-throated North Alabama creationists .

Boobies are brighter than rufous-throated North Alabama creationists.

September 14, 2007 6:43 PM  
Anonymous mike said...

I posted your event on the RDFRS site. Maybe it will bring one or two more. I also saw that you'll be at the conference in DC at the end of September. Looking forward to meeting you.


September 15, 2007 9:27 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Thanks, Mike! Looking forward to meeting you, too. I hope I don't make a blue-footed booby of myself tomorrow.

September 15, 2007 11:58 PM  
Blogger Scott Hatfield . . . said...

I'm envious of those who attended, and looking forward to the Power Point.

September 17, 2007 12:02 AM  
Blogger Martyne said...

"Boobies" has a whole different meaning to me than the one I think you mean. I won't go into details because there might be young eyes reading this! They are birds, aren't they? I seem to remember seeing a documentary on Discovery, or the like, about albatross's which were called boobies.

September 17, 2007 1:05 AM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Albatrosses are separate from boobies. When I add text to my powerpoint, you'll see the difference.

September 17, 2007 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Boobies are brighter than rufous-throated north Alabama creationists."
Anything else is brighter than a rufous-throated north Alabama creationist.

September 17, 2007 9:44 AM  
Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

You did as great job speaking - maybe we can do a whistle-stop tour together.

September 18, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Martyne said...

So those damn Discovery people lied to me. I thought they looked shifty. I look forward to your Powerpoint.

September 18, 2007 4:21 PM  

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