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Thinking like a savanna

Reposted from the old TfK. A few years ago, I someone gave a presentation here, arguing that we should reintroduce a bunch of extinct Pleistocene species into North America. Cheetahs were on the list, along with lions and Asian elephants (like these from the Bronx Zoo). The idea was that human hunting caused these species,…

Mallard Rape

Reposted from the old TfK. Over at Death’s Door, there is a certain degree of consternation about the possibility that mallard ducks would be gang raping each other. There is a bunch of confusion wrapped around that so let’s start slow. I also wasn’t aware that duck’s had duck cocks to gangbang with. I never…

Stem cells and the limits of life

This was the first post ever on Thoughts from Kansas. On the third anniversary of the decision to limit stem cell research, Laura Bush endorsed the existing stem cell policy. Lots of bloggers, especially Chris Mooney, have been pushing this as a wedge issue that the Democrats can win on, and rightly so. Even the…