I had a rocking time touring the mineral and meteorite collections today. These diverse geological assemblages can’t be taken for granite; I refuse to let us barium beneath a lack of sedimental compassion. Boulder statements should be made in favor of these gneiss specimens.
Of quartz I’ve said it before, but what I sediment: The Brain Scoop is first clast tuff. I find very little fault in how Emily stimulates people’s mines. Chalk it up to our curiosity, I guess. Also, that’s a very colorful chert.
I don’t know if it slate ore what, but I’m really craving some pyrite now. Agate so hungry sometimes.
You know I can’t pass up science puns on my dashboard, right?
Skull images from the Discovering Human Antiquity collection.
La Chapelle skull from Ludwig Wilser’s Leben und Heimat des Urmenschen, 1910. Female gorilla skull from Boston Journal of Natural History volume 5, 1945-47. Cro Magnon skull from Edouard Lartet’s Reliquiae Aquitanicae, 1875.
“Evolution“, a beautiful series of black and white photographs of skeletons, created by photographer Patrick Gries. An amazing project for which he has photographed more than 250 vertebrate skeletons preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Paris.
Human! This is for you.
Sunday Dalí: The Vertebrated Cavern – Series of Decals, 1936. Gauche on paper.
All painted on Nintendo 3DS. Program: Colors! 3D. Used skulls that I own.
It’s interesting to see that I painted each cat skull facing left and each rabbit skull facing right. Click to see their names and which is avaiable in 3D.
My Colors! Gallery: http://colorslive.com/author.php?id=41355
*Pokemon inspired names.
The skull of the African buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovine. It has a long but stocky body and short but thickset legs, resulting in a relatively short standing height. The adult bull’s horns, as shown here, have fused bases, forming a continuous bone shield known as a “boss”.
Photograph: Jebulon via: Wikipedia