Category Archives: website-related items

A milestone

Subscriptions have risen quickly over the last few days, and we reached this figure last night: I’m chuffed, but, sadly, am unable to identify person number 30,000.

Proprietor’s beef of the week

It takes several hours to write a science post, for when I’m reporting on a paper like the one about the cat genome yesterday, I read the paper twice, and then go over it again before summarizing it. In toto, that post probably involved four hours of effort, most of it in the evening. About […]

Moar bears

Even after the bear post was up, people continued to bring out their teds. What else can I do except put these precious (and often decrepit) childhood relics on display? I will put these up today in lieu of “Readers’ wildlife photos”. Reader Nick Hiltner sends a “traveling bear”: In 1991, an aunt gave me […]

Readers’ childhood plushies

For today I’m going to hold back on the “Readers’ wildlife photos” to replace them with a one-off feature (actually, I have two more bears to be shown later): “Readers’ plush toys.” To put this up brings me great joy. A few days ago I asked readers to “Bring out your teds”—that is, to provide a picture of […]

Read The Rules

. . . which are found on the sidebar of this site, called, in Chicago argot, “Da Roolz” (also here).  First-time commenters seem to be wading in these days oblivious to the conventions and strictures of this site, including committing the cardinal sin of incivility toward the host and other commenters.  Treat this place as […]

What I missed in New York

After the theists read my next book, the name of this New York City playground will be appropriate! (Thanks to reader Matthew for the photos): And here are Da Roolz!    

Readers defend Islam

I’ve trashed a bunch of either off-topic or incoherent comments this week, but perhaps you’d like to see a couple that didn’t make it past moderation. (I’m not including the insane personal emails I’ve gotten, either.) These Attempted Posts are pro-Islamic, which is no surprise given my recent criticisms of the faith. They weren’t trashed for that […]

Peregrinations, and note to readers

Starting tomorrow I’ll be in NYC for a few days to defend Felis catus, and shortly thereafter to Bulgaria for ten days to defend evolution. During that time, I won’t have much time for the Internet, so I’ll ask readers to hold off on sending me links until Oct. 27 or so. Such messages may […]

Re-emphasis of a Rool

For some reason I’ve been getting a lot of items from people asking me to call attention to their videoes, their posts, their products, and their projects. Often these requests are accompanied by some statement like, “I think your readers will be interested in this.” Let me call your attention to the Rools, which are always […]

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 […]


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