The Contemplative Mammoth
I blog about ecology and climate change over long time scales --ranging from the last ice age to the future-- and how our understanding of the past can help prepare us for the future. I also write about grad school and academia, share book reviews and interesting journal articles, and discuss science literacy, science communication in all forms...and the occasional dung fungus.
The Contemplative Mammoth's Latest Posts
Sloth-moth symbiosis. Dinosaur-devestating asteroid impacts. Girl’s preference for pink. Are these fact, or fiction? It turns out that often what we think we know about the world is more based on story-telling than the byproduct of the scientific method. In science, calling something a ”just-so story” is almost universally a criticism. The term is a direct reference […]
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