Category Archives: impending thermochronocracy

Let’s Call a Denier a Denier

***Update – In a huge win for everyone who isn’t a doofus, the AP has now officially changed the language it will use to refer to people who don’t accept modern science. From the AP blog: To describe those who … Continue reading

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World’s Leading Thermochronology Blog

After years of repeating that term on Apparent Dip, I am proud of the google results when you search for “world’s leading thermochronology blog” ¬†

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Listen up apatite pickers!

He thermochronology¬†involves a lot of time at a microscope and in a wet chemistry lab. These tasks require my attention, but once you get into the swing of things, can be a little dry. To help pass the time I … Continue reading

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Thermochronology blowin’ up all over the internet

In case you missed it, Ars Technica recently featured a science story filled with apatite (U-Th)/He thermochronology. The article is about recent work that uses thermochronology to look at the long term (Phanerozoic) history of Canada. It incorporates thermochronology, kimberlites, … Continue reading

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President Elect Barack Obama!

Apparent Dip is thrilled and profoundly happy to announce that my endorsement of Barack Obama for president appears to have worked, tipping the balance in crucial states, and leading to an overwhelming victory for Barack Obama. I am unfortunately listening … Continue reading

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Thermochronologists for Obama

The wait is over. All across the country, undecided voters have been waiting by their televisions, constantly checking email, listening non-stop to NPR, just to learn which presidential candidate has earned the Apparent Dip seal of approval. I know how … Continue reading

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FT2008 – Alaska chapter 4 and a big thanks

Before I write any more about FT2008, the International Conference on Thermochronometry, I need to take care of one blog related item. Last week I was named a “blog of note” on blogger.com, and have since seen a drastic increase … Continue reading

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FT2008 – Alaska chapter 2

As I mentioned in my last post, the scientific program at FT2008 (The International Conference on Thermochronometry in Anchorage) was overall pretty impressive. I thought I’d highlight a few of the presentations that I found most interesting. As a side … Continue reading

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FT2008 – Alaska chapter 1

There are many potential reasons why the world’s leading thermochronology blog has been utterly silent for the past few months. This has nothing to do with the world of thermochronology, which as I’ll discuss in a bit is as cutting … Continue reading

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Zotero and Citation Managing

Like many paper-writing academic types, I typically employ a haphazard and ill-planned technique for reference-handling when writing papers. I have EndNote and BibTeX, and I have used them both at times, but I really have never been entirely satisfied. I … Continue reading

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