I haz a new picture

Thanks to an kind and accommodating Wikipedia administrator, the awful picture that used to accompany my entry there has been replaced by a spiffy new one.  Go have a look—for I think the photo accurately represents my persona.  And get reacquainted with Dusty.

33 Comments

  1. Michieux
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Wikipedia’s on a donation drive atm; I gave because I think it’s worth it. Give a little bit or give a lot — but give! It’s a great resource that deserves everyone’s support.

    (I think Jerry was a kitteh in a former life :) )

    • Posted December 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

      If you have the time to contribute content, we also accept your soul ;-)

  2. Matthew Cobb
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    I see it doesn’t mention your Cell paper. For non-biologists, the idea of Jerry, a card-carrying evolutionary biologist, publishing in Cell, the highly-cited home of hard-nosed molecular biological papers, is a hoot.

    PS Love that Dusty cat!

    • whyevolutionistrue
      Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:15 am | Permalink

      Yeah, it’s way out of date and I wish that some kind soul would update it. After all, Haught’s page was updated with our debate within a week after it occurred!

      • Jack van Beverningk
        Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:48 am | Permalink

        This is also in reply to the above mentioning of an “accommodating Wikipedia administrator”:
        The great idea behind the Wikipedia philosophy is that, when it comes to creating pages, or updating (including pictures!), there is no concept of an administrator: everyone can do that: Wikipedia is for and BY everyone.
        If you’d like to see things changed, and you don’t feel like doing it yourself, send me the changes and I’ll do it for you.

      • Zwirko
        Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

        You can update it yourself, you know – anyone can edit.

        • Zwirko
          Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

          Ah, too slow.

      • Jack van Beverningk
        Posted December 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

        And THIS one could use some proof reading as well: http://www.edge.org/memberbio/jerry_coyne

        The main focus of his laboratory is on the original problem raised by Darwin the origin of species and on understanding this process through the genetic patterns it produces. He is also interested speciation, ecological and evolutionary genetics, particularly if they involve Drosophila.

        • Jack van Beverningk
          Posted December 11, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

          They (edge.org) even accuse you of having a blog!

          He is the author (with H. Allen Orr) of Speciation, and the book and blog, Why Evolution is True

  3. Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I like that cat.

    • Dominic
      Posted December 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

      Rabbit! Must have tropical ancestors with such big lugs.

      • Dominic
        Posted December 11, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

        Very handsome.

    • S A GOULD
      Posted December 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

      Me too!

  4. Stackpole
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    C’mON, the picture is captioned to indicate it is FIVE YEARS OLD — what are you hiding?

  5. Posted December 11, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    St. Coyne of Assisi.

  6. Posted December 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    THIS is your amazon.co.uk page for WEIT which includes a 3-min video where you demonstrate your ear-wiggling gene

    Your amazon.co.uk & amazon.com author pages are very sparse indeed ~ needs work (as my teachers were fond of saying)

    Anyway I’m leading up to showing you THIS Amazon author page for Steve Jones, the Welsh geneticist…

    A rather interesting photo ~ I know it’s of a different, much younger & tattooed Steve Jones. I don’t know if it’s an error or Jones’ sardonic & barbed wit in action. I hope it’s the latter.

    • Dominic
      Posted December 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

      That is great!

  7. Dr. I. Needtob Athe
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Nobody seems to know when your birthday is. The reason I’m curious is that there’s about a 1/365 chance that you and I were born on the same day in 1949.

    • Dominic
      Posted December 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

      Soon if I recall… before the New Year?

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 12, 2011 at 4:10 am | Permalink

      I thought I got the impression from a previous post here that it was 12/29?

      • whyevolutionistrue
        Posted December 12, 2011 at 4:13 am | Permalink

        Dec. 30–soon! SEND PRESENTS! :-)

        • Dr. I. Needtob Athe
          Posted December 13, 2011 at 9:33 am | Permalink

          Ha! I’m a month and a half older, Sonny.

          Someone already updated your Wikipedia entry in response to this comment, but whoever it was forgot to also change the summary under your picture.

          • Diane G.
            Posted December 14, 2011 at 2:43 am | Permalink

            Ditto.

            ’49 was a great vintage, apparently.

        • Diane G.
          Posted December 14, 2011 at 2:41 am | Permalink

          Jeez, how could I be so close but so wrong?!

          I notice the have the “b” word splashed all over the Wikipedia entry…

  8. Dominic
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    You look remarkably well preserved -are you sure there is no painting in the attic?! Wish I had as much hair… :(

    • Marta
      Posted December 12, 2011 at 8:14 am | Permalink

      You probably do. Have you checked your ears? :-)

  9. Marella
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I don’t see how that picture can accurately represent your persona when the boots are missing! It is an improvement on the last one however. Nice cat.

    • Gabrielle Guichard
      Posted December 12, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      Exactly what I thought when I saw the picture.

  10. Posted December 12, 2011 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Is Dusty a Russian Blue? What a gorgeous cat!

  11. Posted December 12, 2011 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    So nice to see that your picture is updated.. more so to see you so happy with this change :) sharing your happiness :) :) very cute cat.

  12. Jim Sartor
    Posted December 31, 2012 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    Dr Coyne,

    I am a teacher in Houston, Texas and I invite you to come to talk to my high school class anytime you are available!


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