Credentials, credentials, erm, arm, um, lessee.
Well, I'm a Chris. Seems like Chris's on t.o are like Australian
Philosophers named Bruce. Anyone want to come up with a Evolutionists Song?
Should we found the University of Ediacara, to go along with the
U of Wallamalloo?
I've got a pile of books on geology, paleaontology and evolution.
Don't know how many total, but there's enough to warrant a big
chunk of the library all to themselves (we've got a LOT of books
at our house - they occupy most of the largest room, plus part
of another room). I've also got books Velikovskian and Creationist,
and yes, they get filed with the geo/paleo/evo books. I can
also usually cite books by title at least, rather than description
(for instance, I can refer to "Vertebrate Palaeontology and
Evolution" by name rather than as "The Big Grey Book About Bones").
I'm an ordained minister (Church of Gospel Ministry).
Oh, you want something with more substance?
BS Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 82.
(would have had a minor in Historical Geology,
if MTU recognized minors)
I've read all those books. Historical geology and vertebrate
paleontology/evolution are, well, my wife calls them passions.
I don't let my personal religious beliefs interfere with being
an ordained minister. Ok, ok, so it's mail order, BUT I am
still legally qualified to perform marriages, baptize babies,
and administer extreme unction, all of which I have done to
the total satisfaction of all participants.
Got to run...
Last week, someone commented that Chrisses on t.o were as common as
Australian philosophers named Bruce. We counted, and found no fewer
than 6 *real* Chrisses (and countless wannabees). We were inspired
(or was it too much turkey and pumpkin pie from the Canadian Thanks-
giving celebration this past weekend?) to produce the following:
University of Ediacara
Current Research Area & Publications
Chris Colby, Dean
Genetic drift of _saccharomyces_ sp.
Professor of Evolutionary Biology in starch-rich cultures.
Professor of Geology
Chris Nedin, Professor of Very Old
Formerly Soft & Squidgy Things
Professor of Bizarre Theories
Professor of Bicycling
Not Professor of Marine Biology
Laminar flood theory
Professor of Oceanography
Warren Kris vonRoeschlaub
Analysis of Ice Cores from Ste
Professor of Mathematical Theology Jovite, Canada.
Professor of Computational Entomology
Exhaustive concordance for the
Professor of Primatology complete works of S.J.(Chris) Gould
Professor of Taoism and TAEism
Name disambiguation among homogeneous
Professor of Philosophy groups in academe
Chris Harter, Professor of
Formulation of systems of logic which
Atheistic Creationism initially make perfect sense, but turn
out to be complete nonsense
Chris Lecointe, Professor of
"Something Rotten in the State of
Professor of Quantum Literature Denmark: Shakespearean Quantum
Mechanics vs the Copenhagen
Chris Seimon, Erudite Professor of
Professor of Forrest-ry
(not a Professor, but plays
one on t.o)
Professor of Creation Legalism
Chris Meritt, Professor Emerrritttus of } Investigation into maximum
Invective and Sarcasm } of posting capable of being handled
} by the UseNet.
Chris Bales, Professor of } (joint project)
Alternative Natural History }
Chris B. Dehner, Professor of
Chris Holden, Adjunct Professor of "Catastrophism
in software engineering:
Velikovskian Astrophysics a critique of the ADA language"
Chris T(i)un, Disjunct Professor of
Non-Sequiturs & Anachronisms
Professor of Equine Evolution
Chris Salem, Professor of EE
Professor of Vehicular Evolution
Professor of the Golden Parentheses
Dr Chris Pepper
Professor of Persistent Questions Searching for the Theory of Creationism
Chris DeadDog, Professor of
S. Chris Watson, Professor of
Object-Oriented Evolution } Selective breeding to produce
} a smaller, noisier type of
S. Chris Watson, Professor of } of Homo Sapiens.
Very Large Scale Evolution } (joint project)
RULE #1: NO CREATIONISTS!
RULE #2: I don't want to catch anybody NOT posting during working hours!
RULE #3: NO CREATIONISTS!
RULE #4: No abusing the newbies (at least while anyone is watching).
RULE #5: NO CREATIONISTS!
RULE #6 (Theory of Creation): There is no Theory of Creation!
RULE #7: NO CREATIONISTS!
RULE #8: All S.J. (Chris) Gould quotes must be cleared through Prof. Huston
RULE #9: NO CREATIONISTS!
(Note: In contravention of the Rules, the University was forced to hire
Profs. Bales, Lecointe, Harter (!?) and T(i)un under the "Equal Time in
Education" provisions of local Affirmative Action statutes.)
The University does, of course, grant degrees up to the doctoral level,
by mail-order. If you send $100 to the Registrar (email only; no cash,
cheques or credit cards accepted), you will receive a handsome diploma
suitable for framing and hanging on the wall (perhaps in the smallest
room of your house), just as soon as we can figure out what colour(s)
it should be.
We are evilutionists;
Our emblem is the fossil.
We like to get in arguments,
And rant as much as possible.
Punk! Eek! Punk! Eek! Punk! Eek!
Chris J. Bradley
L. Chris Davis
Chris Z. Lerner
Chris "Justified And Ancient" Cochran
[If anyone feels slighted at being left out, denied a full professorship,
or having their research project overlooked, enlighten us by email--we
also give tenure by mail-order (no $100 fee required; no saleshuman will
Steve Watson a.k.a. email@example.com === Carleton University, Ontario
this->opinion = My.opinion; assert (this->opinion != CarletonU.opinion);
Seanna Watson Bell-Northern Research, | My opinions only.
(firstname.lastname@example.org) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada | I knew I'd left them somewhere.
Well, maybe I'm working just a little bit too late in the day, but
various topics relating to the University of Ediacara have started
floating through my head. Steve Watson's latest post has triggered
a compulsion in me to unload these hopeful monsters on the unsuspecting
First and foremost, the University of Ediacara needs a team name/mascot.
I propose the "Anomolocarids" - anomolocaris being the first really
nifty predator. At halftime during football games, rugby matches,
barroom brawls, debates and other full contact sporting events, the
cheerleading squad could carry a giant size Anomolocaris about the
field (much like a chinese dragon procession on chinese new year).
We need a couple of school colors. Chlorophyll green goes without
saying, and I think a really nice rich lager amber color would be
a good match for it.
My current projects (for Steve and Seanna's faculty list) are
research into Gravitationism and Simulationism (two different
and extemely intriguing theories).
Our color printer should be coming online soon - perhaps we need to
issue nice certificates to all the faculty members, with a lot of
fancy words in a nice dignified font. Should these be
doctorates? faculty membership diplomas? certificates of "Chris"ness?
Somewhat related to the previous, I think some of the real Ediacara
Fauna would make a really nice seal for the U, if I colored it red
and put its Genus & species on a little banner type label below it.
Anyone have a nice bitmap of one of these critters? (Chris N?)
Ah well - my brain is turning to mush, so it must be time to go home.