Why Evolution Is True
Why Evolution is True is a blog written by Jerry Coyne, centered on evolution and biology but also dealing with diverse topics like politics, culture, and cats.
From my office window, five minutes ago.
What happened to those squirrels curled up under your window?
Thanks Jerry, We all need to step back and take a deep breath once in a while. I viewed your debate and did not think it was disrespectful. Of course you were not responsible for a few emotional people wrote nasty letters. We atheists receive worse. Just check out the centerfold of the FFRF newspaper.
I can hardly wait to witness the first Chicago snowfall…
…but this is NOT a “blog”.
Potatoes! Or rocks, or something. Would be handy for tossing at squirrels, if not for the screen.
Nice. I’m enjoying our relatively warm fall.
You’ve got a real eye for art Jerry!
First the painting in the wineglass, then
the gnomes in the orchids, and now this.
If the creationists ever prove evolution untrue, you’ve got a second career as an artist! (Please no cat paintings).
Best wishes for the autumn season.
Fall looks set to finally start tomorrow here in the Valley of the Sun. Today it’ll still make it into the lower 80s, but the weekend and into next week it’s set to plummet all the way down to the 60s. Brrr!
For a moment, I thought something was on fire.
Look at the view from my office building now
Jealous! Lucky Jonathan!
You must be just a smidgen further east of Tempe…we’ve still got just a bit of color in the clouds as I type, but you don’t….
I would submit my own picture from my desk but I suppose nobody wants to see Vern’s back.
No idea who Vern is but that paints a picture! Every Vern I know is a large, gregarious oaf.
Ben, yup Tucson is about 3o miles further East than Tempe. Spent many happy days (and nights) in Tempe !!!
…30 miles east and about as many south. I’ll actually be in Tucson the Saturday after Thanksgiving….
Y’all getting the same wind that’s kicking up the dust here now?
Y’all! 🙂 Probably a stampede of excited Baptists or whatever local flavour of religious folk you have there!
Well, there’s a good-sized infestation of Morons to the east, in Mesa…but this wind is out of the southwest…not much in that direction except for desert….
It looks like Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) to me.
I love autumn and this year in the UK it’s been a long one but, until the last couple of weeks, not a very colourful one.
I spend a lot of my spare time photographing my home city of Sheffield and here’s a few photos of some autumn colours this year.
Been colourful in London, and very dry. Which could explain the colours.
(Sorry, Jerry, I couldn’t resist. [Neither, I’m told, could Eve.])
Has “the hawk” arrived yet?
“My way of life is fall’n into the sear, the yellow leaf;”
Shakespeare — King Lear
“No one knows whose life they touch or who they will embrace,
Just by actions that they do or being face to face.
But your life will be noticed as the brightly colored trees,
As either brilliant beauty or a pile of dried up leaves.”
Nature’s stained glass.
Much beauty in the pane
Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I always seem so inspired.
Some people have a theory that shorter days and cooler weather cause the trees to end production of a chemical called auxin, which allows the abscission layer to grow and cut off nutrients, sugar, and water to the leaves.
This, in turn, causes the chorophyll to disintegrate rapidly, letting the chemicals anthocyanin or carotene to become visible.
On the other hand, some people say that God just likes to paint leaves in the fall.
I think both theories should be taught in our schools, don’t you?
I thought it was carotene as you say. It is one of nature’s great paints.