Lounge of the Lab Lemming
Lounge of the Lab Lemming's Latest Posts
No summary available for this post.
Firstly, I would like to place all six science week sonnets (plus the bonus poem) in stratigraphic order. That is, youngest rocks described at the top. An analysis will follow the poetry: A pox on all those proxies non-unique Which make interpretation hard to do. Magnesium to calcium we seek Sea temp'rature, and not pCO2. So lithium, uranium are used to disambiguate the Mg curve O.
The Schrödinger bacteria’s Barsoom, Where robots scan the wadi of the Styx. There died, or never lived a microbe bloom When déjà vu and Dejah Thoris mix, Her hungry eyes fixed on Hadean seas, Lowell’s canal dream just an aquifer. The playa droid with X-ray vision sees; Areocalcrete Earthings infer. With carbonate and opal intergrown, Australia’s prayer of cheap uranium, As vengeful
The long-lived, old-school blogging site 3 quarks daily is holding its annual science blogging contest They have nominated eighty-five blog posts upon which one can vote to advance it into the finals round. In theory, this means that everyone voting should read all 85 posts, and make an honest choice. If that doesn't work, then they should at least skim each post- OK, how about simply
Nobody studies fucking iodine. The halogen too rare for us to care, But iodate to carbonate’s inclined So we might have a useful proxy there. This IO3 requires oxygen, And thus does not exist in reduced seas. Its presence in old carbonates means then Ozone and oxygen were in the breeze. Archean carbonates do not have I, But it appears when O first graced the air. And thus another tool
Log in to leave a comment