Category Archives: WEIT

Filmmakers seek feedback on video version of WEIT

Treat Paine and Matthew Metcalf, who run the Youtube Channel MassComprehension, are making a video out of the first chapter of WEIT. I put up an earlier version before, but this one is now fairly complete and longer.  They don’t intend to do the whole thing as a “videobook; ” as Treat noted: My thinking was that […]

Should WEIT be a “videobook”?

I’m flattered by this, but also a tad dubious, so I told the creators of this video—the brothers Treat Metcalf and Matthew Metcalf, who run the Youtube Channel, MassComprehension—that I’d put it on the website and see what people think. The video came with a note: I have read through Why Evolution is True several times, and recommend […]

Bedtime reading for Gus the Cat: WEIT

To finish off the work week, what better thing could we have than Gus the Earless Canadian Cat being read a bedtime chapter on speciation from WEIT? Here reader Taskin takes a few liberties with the text in my chapter on speciation (Chapter 7, “The Origin of Species,” p. 168), a chapter that I’m quite proud of. […]

World’s smallest copy of WEIT

I can’t believe it: it’s quarter of an inch (6.1 mm) across! You can spot it below on the back of the vehicle, part of a military load. It was produced by reader Mark, who explains: I build dioramas when I’m not reading WEIT. And I eat when I get the chance. This diorama is far from […]

Gato a mano, with added WEIT

I gotta teach, so this will have to hold you over, and anyway I’m dispirited at the number of apologists for bad Islamic behavior infesting my home. Apparently this video was made by reader Kevin: it’s a cat video with a special book surprise at 1:41. It’s heartening to see that my authorial efforts can help […]

My book in a strange tongue

Last Friday I received a copy of WEIT that had been translated into a foreign tongue. I didn’t recognize it at all, and couldn’t remember all the languages into which it’s been translated (there are fifteen now). Pretty weird cover, eh? Opening up the book, I found pages that looked like the one below.  Well, […]

WEIT is a summer reading pick

Well, summer’s just over now, but I learned today that WEIT was chosen as one of five recommended 2013 “Summer Reads” by Sophie Roell, editor of the very useful Five Books site.  (She interviewed me a few years back about my picks of the five best evolution books for the tyro.) The other summer books […]

WEIT installed in Hitchens bar

Some time ago I donated an autographed copy of WEIT to the recently opened bar “Hitch” in Toronto. (It is, of course, named after the late Horseman.)  Reader Veronica, a member of the Canadian Athiests, finally convened a group there for libations and the donation. She describes it on the Canadian Atheists website: “Canadian atheists […]

WEIT: now in Ukrainian!

I doubt that this will excite many readers, given that over the last 365 days there were only about 3,500 views from Ukraine, but, unaccountably, WEIT is to be published in Ukrainian—by NashFormat Publishers. I am pleased, though, because that makes a round total of 15 languages (besides English) into which the book’s been translated. […]

I’m in Hebrew!

I forgot that WEIT was being published in Hebrew—by an Israeli firm called Books in the Attic. At last my people will be able to read it in the original language through which Yahweh transmitted the book to me. Here is the new cover (reversed, of course, because Hebrew is written right to left). I […]

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