Category Archives: website-related items

Feeds working?

I am told by a reader that, at least for that person, the RSS feeds for the site aren’t working, so that the emails that go out with each post aren’t arriving. I’m trying to determine if this is a general problem, so if yours has stopped working, just let me now in the comments […]

Readers’ beefs of the week

Actually, these have accumulated over two weeks, as I’ve been busy.   None have been posted; this is the detritus. This comment, by reader “Tyler”, was directed to a Caturday felid: White lions post: what the hell how can a creature so beautiful can be part of evoloution have u seen how complicated these beautiful […]

Note to readers

I would recommend that when you leave a comment, you also leave a working email address that you always check. Several times this week I’ve tried writing back to a commenter, asking them to rewrite their posts to remove invective, obscenity, or other unnecessary language. And in several cases those posts were returned as “email unknown.” […]

I haz logos!

1 In teh beginz is teh meow, and teh meow sez “Oh hai Ceiling Cat” and teh meow iz teh Ceiling Cat. 2 Teh meow an teh Ceiling Cat iz teh bests frenz in teh begins. 3 Him maeks alls teh cookies; no cookies iz maed wifout him. 4 Him haz teh liefs, an becuz […]

A request

I always invite readers to send me interesting articles or other things that could be good website fodder. However, as I’ll be either travelling or catching up over the next two days, I’d like to request that people hold off sending such things until Thursday morning. Otherwise they may get lost or overlooked in the tsunami of email. One […]

Readers’ beefs of the week

There were a lot of angry and critical attempts to post this week; this is only a small selection. But my epidermis is thick, and sloughs them off. Reader “William” comments on “The Jesus Delusion” (about Don McLeroy and his claim of 500 witnesses to the Resurrection). The poor scoffers will never be able to explain away […]

Weekly reader beefs

For some reason, most of the non-published comments this week came from evolution deniers, although, as usual, a few trickled in from outraged citizens of Lebanon, Missouri. Here’s a selection of four that didn’t make it to prime time. Reader “Jimmy” comments on “Baleen whales: a lovely transitional form“: What a load of old cods!!! With this […]

Weekly emails

Besides the usual rants from believers, I’ve received a number of rude or nasty personal emails this week, including a couple from Michael Robbins, who (after I criticized his Slate piece on the evils of New Atheism), continued to email me despite my asking him to stop. He needs to be treated for Maru’s Syndrome stat: the usual […]

A new Rool

I’d like to add one more Rool to “da Roolz” list, and one that isn’t onerous. In fact it’s quite simple: please do not make any comments that consist only of a link.  That is often puzzling, because we don’t know why you’re putting up such a link.  Is it because you agree with it, […]

I get email

We haven’t had a posting of crank email for a while, and since I’ll soon be leaving for the big game (baseball), I’ll do a quick rundown. Besides, if you’re smart you’ll be watching footie today and won’t have time to read anything weighty. The first batch are all comments on the post “Another creationist drops […]


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