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The only science “bot” (and cat) on the list

Matthew sent me a copy of his tw**t this morning about Science’s new and expanded list of “science Twi**er stars”: When I saw this, I told Matthew that I didn’t know what he meant by “bot.” He replied that my Twi**er feed was a “notification list,” i.e., simply an automated list of the posts made on this website. […]

The coolest cat in the bunch

A gazillion people emailed me to tell me that, according to an article in Science, I was one of the “Top 50 Science stars of Twi**er”: to be precise, #30. That was a surprise to me, because I never tw**t, except to announce each post on this site, which is automatically fed to the Evolutionistrue Twi**er […]

A Twi**er exchange

Richard was nice enough to tw**t about my post on the fatuity of theology yesterday, which elicited a brief but funny exchange with an advocate of Sophisticated Theology™: How militant the man is! Can’t he just get down with the Ground of Being (or the Unity Behind Diversity)? People complain about Richard being hamhanded with tw**ts, […]

A cute tw**t

Finally, to celebrate England’s new curriculum that starts teaching about evolution when kids are 10 or 11, we have this nice tw**t: Of course Steve Gould and Niles Eldredge would say, “NOW!”

A tw**t

Well, I’m in a hotel with cable t.v., and I have a choice of watching one of elebenty gazillion channels or reading Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson’s book Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), about people’s failure to recognize their biases and the ways they resolve cognitive dissonance. I’m halfway through it and it’s very good: a PCC […]

Photos of the day: real tweets and a felid

Here is what tweets should really be instead of those 140-character snippets of self-promotion, beach selfies, and rage-fighting that afflict us on Twi**er: The books were found by my friend Andrew Berry from Harvard, teaching an evolutionary biology course at Oxford this summer. And, as lagniappe, a local sign. Cave Hollow Village is apparently near Hannibal, Missouri, home of the […]

The divine Sarah

Two of the three surviving Horsemen, Sam Harris and Dan Dennett, follow Sarah Silverman on Twi**er, and Dan isn’t even Jewish (I haven’t checked who Dawkins follows).  Sam follows only 29 people, too.  I’d follow Sarah as well—if I followed anyone. The reasons are psychologically complex, but her header gives some clues:

Ask Dawkins anything

UPDATE: I’m just told by the reddit people that “we are live” and the link to “Ask Richard Anything” is here. Even if you don’t have anything to ask, go on over and watch the fun! A tw**t from Dawkins notes that he’ll be on reddit answering readers’ questions today, but you have to be […]

The Deepak shoots but doesn’t score

Sharon Hill has been tw**ting back and forth with The Deepak since Chopra and I had an “exchange of views” in The New Republic.  Chopra, trying his best to be funny, and failing miserably, posted the following ad hominem in response to Sharon Hill’s tw**t about that exchange. I will ignore the insults and remind Chopra […]

Ray Comfort loses Twitter account to atheist hijacker

UPDATE: Apparently Comfort’s account is still hacked, and an atheist is posting the tw**ts there.  He’s doing a good job of imitating Comfort, but making his statements just a bit too bizarre to be real–even for Ray.  The commenters below make a good case that Comfort hasn’t regained control of his site yet. _______ Ray […]

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