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Episode 174

Smart Enough to Heidi Hi

( Week 3 of Apr 2021 )

Heidi Allen chats about prehistoric slime and the giant stone towers it created

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Michael Jude Peter Barnes (legacy)

Smartzi 5 months ago

Always a joy hearing from Heidi Allen. I liked her description "I Solve Geological Problems -" I think that would be an awesome business card. Introducing her as a paleontologist I had this song in my head with apologies to They Might Be Giants "I Am A Paleontologist"

I love diggin' in the shore With just a pick and brush Finding microbialites is my aim So I'm never in a rush 'Cause the treasures that I seek Are rare and ancient sites Like a Enteropneusta jaw Or mighty stromatolites

Now all the kids Want these to stay Are lining up to see 'em In Shark Bay

I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am

Could it be an acorn worms eating sand or mud and extracting organic detritus Or a coloured thrombolites Who could well out last us It's like pieces of a puzzle That I love to try and solve It's so fun to think about How these species has evolved

Now all the kids Want these to stay Are lining up to see 'em In Shark Bay

I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am

Is it a Cyanobacteria (I keep digging, digging, digging, digging) (Digging, digging, digging, digging) Maybe a Dendrolite? (Digging, digging, digging, digging) (Digging, digging, digging, digging) Or a Leiolite? (Digging, digging, digging, digging) (Digging, digging, digging, digging) (Digging, digging, digging, digging, diggin') MISS microbially induced sedimentary structures?

I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am I am a paleontologist That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am That's who I am, that's who I am, that's who I am

(the original is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7zo2zY1Zqg )

  • Funny
  • Clever
  • Heartwarming
  • Confronting
  • Trash
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