A few of the things we pondered:
- Why is Elroy the dog digging that trench under the bushes in the back yard?
- White, tomato or clear clam chowder?
- If there are multiverses, and you die on every one of them, are you still immortal?
- Do dogs have self-awareness?
- Why are oysters so genetically diverse?
- What's worse, hurricanes or blizzards?
- Can science writers be advocates? Can they avoid being advocates?
- Are Maine lobsters better than Rhode Island ones?
- Why do so many genetic results point to polygenic causation when so many genes are conserved? Or, why are so many genes conserved when polygenic causation is ubiquitous?
- Does anyone understand quantum mechanics?
- Why do we live so far from Rhode Island?
And a few of the things we saw:
|View from Beavertail lighthouse|
|If I were a bee, I would be unable to pass this seductive hibiscus by (it is a hibiscus, isn't it?). Such lovely modularity, too.|
|Cliff Walk; we pretended the Newport mansions behind us weren't there.|
|Ken, Kevin and Holly: Were they talking about quantum mechanics or where to have our next meal? Can't remember.|
|Elroy; a great dog, he's even written a book (and you can follow him on Twitter: @ElroyBeefstu). No doubt, dogs have self-awareness. And so much more.|
|Or maybe they were talking about who makes Bad Boy vodka.|
|We try to forget how landlocked Central PA is.|
|And then we tried hard to figure out what this gull was eating, but failed. Crab? Skate? Mermaid's tail?|
|The mesmerizing view of the indefinite, if not infinite sea...|
|Before coffee, draped in hydrangea from the gorgeous bush in the front yard.|
Thank you so much, Holly and Kevin. Such a fine weekend.