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Small finds, big discoveries

Story by Greg Liggett, Geologist (Paleontology), Montana/Dakotas State Office. Photos by Ray Rogers, Macallister College; and Greg Wilson, Burke Museum of Natural History.

One of the primary goals of paleontology is to learn about past environments and ecosystems. Documenting how past ecosystems changed, and the responses of the plants and animals to those changes, can help us predict what will happen in the future. So, it is not all about the past.

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Nanbaka as Things I've Said Today

Hajime: Can you please just stop making dick jokes for one second?

Jyugo: An aquarium? Like, with fish?

Rock: HOLY SHIT WE GET TO SEE A DOLPHIN SHOW?

Nico: If I didn’t pack those pills then weird stuffs gonna happen. Like my right foots gonna fall off, I don’t know.

Uno: This is gonna be one heck of a car ride. I’ll just play solitare on my phone for 5 hours.

Yamato: No I’ll jump out of this car and run 90 miles an hour down this highway.

Mitsuru: Did you say Legendary Meats or Tooth Sock?

Momoko: Go to Hell. No, unlock the windows!!!

Samon: I’d feel safer sleeping in a prison than that hotel. Thats sketchy as shit.

The Spider, The Tower, The Sky

Beloved, does thine eyes no longer scan
those aching threads on which a spider climbs
numeric strings in search of paradigms
the spirit knows so well? Was it by plan
or whim that crystal spires emerge from sight,
was it the voice vibrating in its meaning,
was it the gold cloud crashing on a leaning
sky, where the spider’s fang forever bright
glistens wet poison, sinks its tooth in meat.
The meat of words, the endless strings of thought,
where truth like towers rise despite what wrought
the ruin. But the galaxy complete

in all its movement, spins and spins, whirlpools
of sparkling arachnids in golden wool.

-Ryan Wilbur

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Did you know the Dutch word for gums is tooth meat?
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Yes, it took me a while to come up with that title…

Fun fact:

You know how people say they have a “sweet tooth”?

My sister and I have a “meat tooth”

I just marinated what should hopefully be an epic batch of beef jerky. It’s hiding out in the fridge overnight and tomorrow the food dehydrator is coming out!

This is what I do with my days off.

Also…Scrunchy doesn’t eat beef, so it’s alllll mine!

Yesterday Stephen and I went to Red Robin and they had a little advertisement for their Jim Beam (or Bean, I can’t remember) burger, and the advertisement said, “Satisfy your sweet (and meat) tooth…”

Meat tooth…

MEAT TOOTH… 

anonymous asked:

Hey Ally! If we're not meant to eat meat then why do we have Canines? BTW this is not meant as hate, I am genuinely curious!

Hey anon! No problem at all, I definitely encourage curiosity :)

The teeth excuse is a very common knee-jerk defence from people who eat animals and want to justify doing so, so it can be helpful to properly understand why that reasoning holds no weight.

Firstly, the canines we possess are very different to animal canines, in sheer size alone.

Human teeth (note canines)

VS animals:

Meat eaters argue that we have canine teeth and therefore are designed to eat meat. Well, honestly I would love to see them TRY to eat meat the way these beasts in nature do. To chase an animal, catch it, bite into it’s flesh while it’s still alive and struggling, tear off chunks of flesh (fur and all), swallow it and have the digestive acid to process that internally. Nope, instead, we pick up a slice of deli ham that has already been pre-killed, skinned, cleaned, cooked, processed, packaged and preserved. We don’t use our canines for anything like they do, and we couldn’t. 

Let’s look at the next main point, canine teeth do not even indicate the necessity or ability for that animal to eat meat.

Let’s look at a few of our fellow herbivorous friends who also have canine teeth:

Hippos! Hippopotamus’s have the largest canine teeth of any land mammal, yet their diet consists of grass, on which it grazes at dusk.

One of my personal favourite animals, Gorillas are also almost exclusively herbivorous. Mountain gorillas prefer a diet of foliage — leaves, stems, and shoots — and a small amount of fruit. Lowland gorillas also eat leaves and pith, but they eat more fruits, and, occasionally, tiny ants or termites. Gorillas’ giant canines also have nothing to do with eating meat. 

The saber-toothed deer! This guy has full on fangs, but what do they feast on? Leaves, flowers, grasses and mosses.

Another cutie herbivore; camels, eat foliage, dry grasses and desert vegetation - mostly thorny plants. They have sharp canine teeth in both the upper and lower jaws enable them to crush woody plants for food.

Another problem with the “canine teeth” argument is that essentially the rest of our physical anatomy is entirely different to that of a carnivore or even omnivore.

Lastly, just because we have a physical attribute that enables us to do something harmful, does not mean that we are morally justified to perform that activity whenever we want. Humans are physically capable of inflicting all kinds of violence, but our capacity to harm others has nothing to do with whether or not we are right to harm others. Indeed, most people would say it is wrong to cause harm when you can just as easily avoid doing so. And we can easily (and drastically) reduce the harm and death we cause to other animals simply by making different choices at the grocery store. 

I hope that all helps!