A survey link on Wil Wheaton’s blog.

I’m sure there is a better way to do this entry but until I figure that out here goes:


This isn’t meant to take you on some profound soul-searching journey but if it somehow manages to do that then, you’re welcome.  However, I’m really just experimenting with documenting that I added an entry on that page.  It’s almost like I’m leaving a breadcrumb trail of sorts so I can retrace my steps one day and maybe, just maybe, say to myself, oh that was kind of cool.


One thought on “A survey link on Wil Wheaton’s blog.

  1. Of course the problem with bread crumb trails is they are often made of some food like, well umm, bread or candy. So inevitably, some vermin or unsavory creature comes along and devours it. Then just when you’re ready to retrace your steps, bam, the trail is gone. Unless, yes, yes, unless (thank you Dr. Seuss), the creatures including the animals, tiny insects and microbes that munch on said food crumbs are all gone, heaven forbid that happens but bear err bare (bears would obviously be gone too) with me just another moment. Then the food is just moldy so that would be ok, it could still be used for a trail. Oh, and it would mean that whatever killed off animals, insects, and microbes like bacteria didn’t kill off the fungi. So fungi would be left to repopulate the earth. Ha, so the creators of the somewhat dated documentary, Origins – Battle for the Planet (I purchased the DVD from Discovery many years ago), I just re-watched a few weeks ago didn’t consider that angle – although I’m half joking since fungi isn’t generally as complex as animals and there are other unmentioned problems with that scenario. Here is a link to the documentary which may be on netflix or amazon prime:

    Here is a link to the creature in the documentary which almost died out several times by nearly losing ancient evo planetary battles to bugs and snails or if you like fancy pants names arthropods and mollusks. By the way, this creature is supposedly our great great (times really big number) grand pappy but not via mammals only but rather vertebrates which if memory serves it’s maiden name err phylum is chordata?


    As with most scientific topics there appears to be debate over the details of Pikaia’s history.

    One side note, here are some interesting links about fungi:


    I first encountered some strange ideas about fungi in one of many of Michael Pollan’s books that I read. I think it was the Omnivore’s Dilemma where he mentioned a fungal organism that lived under ground next to the root systems of specific types of trees. The fungus would flower or spore at certain times – age of the tree or after a forest fire and seems like it may have been edible (I could have details wrong since I’m writing this from memory). It was an example of a wild fungus that couldn’t be farmed b/c little was know about ultimately how large the organism was and where it’s parts were. Much of it was microscopic tendril like elements under the soil and it was thought the entire organism was huge, wider than the tree.


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