You Call This a Blog?


Wow, posts at evolgen have been few and far between. A damn, dirty manuscript is to blame. I keep trying to get it write itself, but the sucker refused to oblige. Maybe it would help if I could finish the data analysis.

But enough about me. Let's talk about me Steve Steve. The last time Professor Steve made an appearance on evolgen we were on our way back from the Fly Meeting (the other Fly Meeting posts can be found here: 1, 2, 3). After we got home, Steve Steve visited our lab, and I got a few pictures of him posing with Charles Darwin and hanging out in the fly room. You can see them all if you click through below the fold.

Steve Steve was really impressed with my Charles Darwin bobblehead doll. Okay, he wasn't really impressed, but I made him pose with it -- two icons of evolution (to use the parlance of our times), if you will. You can get your own Darwin Doll here.


I had to push some flies, so Prof. Steve and I went into our fly room. Here he is scoping out some bottles. He approves of how little mold growth I've got, but that's because this was in March, before it got all hot and muggy.


Steve Steve insisted that he wouldn't merely be a hanger on -- he wanted to do some work. I gave him a vial of flies and a pooter and told him to collect come virgins.


I have to say, Prof. Steve's favorite aspect of the fly room was our morgue.


I told Steve he could deposit all the males in the morgue while he collected virgins. Who needs males anyway?

More like this

Last night I had the good fortune to meet Dr. Chad Orzel, who just so happens to blog right here on SEED ScienceBlogs at Uncertain Principles. Chad is a physics professor at Union College and blogs on everything physics! He was in merry ole Penn State for a conference so RPM, who blogs at evolgen…
Reading a good paper by Sten Tesch (in Situne Dei 2007) about porphyrite tiles scavenged from Roman ruins and re-used as portable altar slabs in 11th century Scandinavia, I was reminded of St. Ursula and the 11,000 virgins. It's a really good story about relics, up there with the cross of Jesus…
A new kind of fish with Dracula style fangs has been a fish tank that researchers had been keeping for a year. The fish had been living at the London Museum of Natural History for almost 12 months before scientists realized that they were a new species. They had been collected in…
A few are under the fold, but many more can be found here. This one is older, back when Chris Mooney was in Raleigh for a book reading: Prof.Steve Steve with Larry Moran at the Friday dinner just before the Science Blogging Conference: Larry and Jane Moran: Prof. Steve Steve watching Janet blogging…