Because I’m sensitive to what my readers want to know, I’ve spent the day in the American Museum of Natural History accumulating scientific facts about dinosaurs, extreme mammals, and ancient cultures. After reading through my notes, editing my pictures, and researching mammals, I threw out all my research except for the one piece of information you’ll care about.
Today I give you the extreme mating behavior of mammals.
Now I’ve been informed that some of you practice extreme mating on a daily basis. I won’t mention any names, but you can review comments on THIS post.
Even on your best day, I doubt you can compete with the Shaw’s jird. Read for yourself.
It must be love.
That’s all I’ve got to say on this subject.
I’ve been to this museum many times as a child. Growing up in New York afforded me the privilege of field trips to great museums, the Statue of Liberty, and other landmarks many only dream of visiting. I never appreciated those experiences. I bored of bones, was grossed out by a stranger spitting in my hair, and tired of walking.
Revisiting this museum as an adult, I can appreciate all the effort, research, and work that goes into producing scientifically accurate exhibits.
Meet William Harcourt-Smith. He’s a scientist from England who has been working in the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology at AMNH.
His specialty is walking upright, a very rare trait in mammals and one I am lucky enough to possess.
Finally a subject I was able to speak intelligently about. I’ve been walking upright since I phased out of the crawling stage, approximately 33 million years ago.
Truth be told, I hold an unpopular view of mankind and our origins. I believe in intelligent design and more specifically in creation. If you are interested in facts on this topic, a few good websites to visit are as follows:
I admit that I was way out of my league on this visit to the Museum. I’m sure I revealed my low IQ and third grade understanding of mammals after about 25 seconds of conversation; however, Will (Don’t you like how I’m on first-name basis with a scientist?) was very gracious and took the time to explain the many years of research that goes into creating a display for this exhibit.
Every detail, including the lighting, is researched and accurately depicted.
I have a new appreciation for our amazing world and our amazing creator.
If you have kids, you may want to visit this interactive page.
Has anyone been to the American Museum of Natural History?
Have you at least seen Night At The Museum?
I encourage everyone to share their thoughts on museums, mating mammals, evolution vs. creation, or the weather.
When all else fails, we can all comment on the weather, can’t we?