Photos of readers

Reader Amy Tovar sent a clever “self-portrait” taken at a place I recently visited.

Attached is my “portrait” for you. I hate having my picture taken as much as I hate the sound of my own voice. Anyhoo, this was taken at Volcano House in Hawai’i. I jumped in front of the seismograph and it took this “portrait” of me.

Yep, those three lines in the middle extending to the right are her.

15 Comments

  1. GBJames
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    You have a very distinctive appearance, Amy!

  2. Michael Fisher
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Come on Amy give us a wave! 🙂

  3. Posted August 28, 2019 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Your “signature” looks like 65kgs from a height of 10cm 😜😋

  4. Posted August 28, 2019 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Oh how fun and distinguishing! I love it when the detectors we work with recognize that we are part of the universe too.

    In the quantum world there is an habitual collapsing of wave functions due to our observations. We are never apart, fully, from what we do.

  5. Ken Kukec
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I’ve always had a thing for women that could get three lines out of a seismograph. 🙂

  6. Liz
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    Nice!!

  7. Mark R.
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    And you’ll be archived eventually…I wonder what’s going to happen to you. 🤔

  8. rickflick
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    That’s all the evidence we need to conclude you are a scientist with a sense of humor. 😎

  9. Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Glad to “shake” your hand!

  10. Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Glad to “shake” your hand!

  11. Heather Hastie
    Posted August 28, 2019 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Excellent inspiration! I hate having my photo taken too, so this makes me like you without even knowing you.

    I’m now looking forward to people who try to top your idea, but you will always be the one who started the trend!

  12. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted August 29, 2019 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    That is neat, I love it!

  13. Robert Van Orden
    Posted August 29, 2019 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Amy for being an integral, albeit small, part of WEIT!

    Slightly off topic, are there plans to archive WEIT in perpetuity?

    Long live Jerry! But father time is undefeated.

    For selfish reasons I’d like to see this website survive Dr. Coyne. I’m 20 years his junior and he’s a prolific writer, I’m hoping to tap this resource for decades. Also, I plan on introducing my 15 YO niece (already an atheist) to this website soon.

    Dang it, this website has historical relevance!

    • gravelinspector-Aidan
      Posted August 30, 2019 at 11:43 am | Permalink

      Also, I plan on introducing my 15 YO niece (already an atheist) to this website soon.

      No reason not to today.
      Archival of the site? Well, there’s probably a WordPress option.
      Archive.Org has a snapshot of Jerry’s U.Chicago page, but not this site as far as I can tell. I would guess you have to use tools within WordPress itself. My little blog (on Google’s Blogger) dumps the content into an XML file of a half-meg, but I have to store the images myself, which is going to be a lot more. The image names I uploaded are in the XML, so I should be able to re-upload them from my local storage.

  14. Posted August 30, 2019 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    This reminds me of how one identifies molecules via IR spectroscopy.


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