Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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DNA animation

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I just became aware of this. This is the most amazing marriage of science and art that I have ever seen.

The animator/scientist:

In 1973 or so I was a two-striper in The Air Force… I was fortunate enough to get a direct duty assignment out of Basic Training as a “illustrator”. I managed that feat with pure dumb luck because I took what was called a “by-pass specialist” test. I scored high on a “draftsman” test. (I had taken all the drafting classes available in Jr. and Sr High schools). I spent one of those years in the base hospital of Keeler, AFB in Biloxi, Miss with the illustrious title of “medical Illustrator”. I was far from a highly-trained medical illustrator… but hell, I went along with the gig. I even briefly considered going to college to become the real thing but fate being what it is, I did not. But therein said hospital I ran across the work of this guy… Dr. Frank Netter. He was pre-computers and would whip out colored pencils. I think Mr. Berry above, is of the same blueprint material. It is rare when a scientist can draw.

an aside…

I gave up cable tv a couple years ago… can’t even watch Fox anymore. I spend some time on Youtube and find that real, everyday people seem to satisfy my craving for the old addiction.

Donnie Laws … this guy enjoys sharing some of his insights… interesting, I like that he is not freakishly “polished” like tv clowns usually are and is down to earth… check out his other stuff. I liked the video on Cumberland Gap since I am sure my ancestors passed thru it when they headed off to Tennessee in 1830.

I think it was 1966… Mr. Vincent was teaching “earth science” to my 9th grade “head full of mush” as Rush Limbaugh used to refer to it. Mr. Vincent pointed a finger at me ( I think he realized I was actually, really interested) and declared that the whole surface of the earth was just floating around and pieces were bumping in to each other… it was my first introduction to “plate tectonics”. I was and am still mesmerized by the concept. But just as I was getting all settled in with the idea, here comes along another old curmudgeon who has knocked my socks off again. Randall Carlson. He became fascinated with the “scablands” of the American western states as a teenager. He says matter of factly that about 10,000 years ago, give or take a bit, a big freaking comet smacked into about a two mile thick chunk of ice that covered all of Canada and most of the northern United States. This caused the ice to melt and that resulting series of huge honking, mind blowing floods completely altered the bulk of the complete continent of North America and Europe. This flood was, shall we say, of “biblical” proportions (smiling)…he has convinced me.

Written by anderson1951

August 18, 2021 at 4:53 am

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  1. Thank you for posting. It is fascinating!



    August 18, 2021 at 6:44 am

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