No, the two aren’t related…the title just serves as an indication of how jumbled my brain is lately. It’s been an oddly stressful week so far, and I haven’t gotten my s*%t together enough to flesh out any of the wonderful posts that have been milling around in my head. I assure you all that it’s nothing exciting. I’m just feeling overwhelmed at the moment by the combination of science and life…the tightrope act never ends!
Instead of an original thought, I refer you to this blog post from Small Things Considered. I’ve been asking lots of questions for the past several weeks on Twitter about why some of the oil-degrading microbes we know of haven’t been “deployed” for cleaning up the oil spill. Not that BP is offering much information, but this posting provides a lot of information on the chemical and microbial changes that are naturally occurring around the oil spill. According to these guys, the deployment of commercially-available microbial products has never been proven to be any more effective than letting the bugs already out there do their “first-responder” job. So I guess this microbiologist has finally found her answer.
I’m hoping to get back to blogging this weekend. In the meantime, if anybody has advice/recommendations on infant car seats, I’d appreciate the input – the information out there is so overwhelming!!