Buy my book or I’ll shoot this kitten!

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Listen, folks, Neil Shubin is sitting over in the next building laughing like a hyena because Inner Fish is #1 and WEIT is #2 on Amazon.   Only you can help wipe the smirk off his face and put us over the top (and help save this kitten)!

22 Comments

  1. Paul01
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    I dunno. There’s something fishy about that photo.

  2. Bubalus
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    NO!

    Someone gave it to me for my birthday – excellent read.

  3. newenglandbob
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I smell a rat. Wait, that’s a fish. or a cat.

    I don’t believe in dog. oh!

  4. Neil Shubin
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Don’t coddle terrorists and their threats. Shoot the furry lobe-finned fish.

    (and buy Jerry’s great book)

  5. Posted March 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Damn! I’ve already bought your book. Could you shoot the kitten anyway? (I am so not a cat person.)

  6. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Oh dear, it is problematic to have cat-haters on the blog! But all right, Mr. Carter, you can continue to comment (but not on cat posts!) 🙂

  7. Sili
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s on my wishlist!

    And I bought Shubin’s book second-hand, so he didn’t get a penny!

  8. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Sili
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm | Permalink (Edit)

    It’s on my wishlist!

    And I bought Shubin’s book second-hand, so he didn’t get a penny!
    _____

    WISH HARDER!

    jac

  9. SeanK
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Done and Done.

    I’ve already bought and read Shubin’s book, and I’ve been meaning to pick up yours, so for the sake of this little kitty, I’ll go pick up yours asap!

  10. Plainfieldrob
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I bought WEIT myself – but got Shubin’s from the library.

    I may have helped Shubin reach more poeple, but I got you a royalty!

    Thanks much, really enjoying it and the blog too!

  11. Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    I bought both, and both are fantastic reads (though I’m only 2/3rds through WEIT).

  12. George
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    As a UofC alumnus, I am proud of Shubin and Coyne’s successful efforts to engage the public. UofC has perhaps been the worst of all major universities in focusing only on the academy and ignoring the larger world. I remember when the late Mike Royko wrote that the biggest danger of walking around Hyde Park was being hit by someone falling out of a tree – who had been sitting there thinking great thoughts. We need to get the entire academy engaged in this fight.

    As a UofC alumnus, I should be ashamed that Tucker Max is outselling Neil and Jerry combined.

  13. MelM
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Go on Jay Leno; let the cat live.

  14. Posted March 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh Dear,

    I think I might be part of the problem, I’ve read Your Inner Fish but not yet WEIT…hmmm, I’ll have a look at some of the Australian book sites, the postage from the US is a killer.

    Oh and save the Kitty, I’ll need them for my evil plans…

    ^_^

    WR

  15. kamaka
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    kitteh sez:

    O noes, stoopd goonman, don killz teh wyndoo, costs moor tan a kitteh.

  16. whyevolutionistrue
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    White Rabbit
    Posted March 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Permalink (Edit)
    Oh Dear,

    I think I might be part of the problem, I’ve read Your Inner Fish but not yet WEIT…hmmm, I’ll have a look at some of the Australian book sites, the postage from the US is a killer.

    Oh and save the Kitty, I’ll need them for my evil plans…
    ____________

    Hey, I have to PAY for this blog which you are reading for FREE. Shubin doesn’t have one. Feed the kitty (and I mean mine)!!!
    🙂

  17. downunder fan
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    I bought both Inner Fish and WEIT at the same time from Amazon, so it was a double vote. I should have thought about how to vote more tactically.

  18. Daniel Carabellese
    Posted March 31, 2009 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    I’ve ordered your book, but Fishpond are being extremely slow in getting it to me. Not as easy to get here in South Australia, apparently.

  19. Posted March 31, 2009 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Done,

    Hardcover from Aus, still cheaper than paying the postage from the US.

    Looking forward to reading it. Pity my evangelical friends aren’t into evidence else this could have been fun.

    Neil’s book was fun just because I could rightly call someone something from their Phylogenetic heritage if they pissed me off 😛 .

    ^_^
    W R

  20. Posted April 1, 2009 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    I have already bought and read both books (the first week they came out here in the UK). Both are great reads.

    I hope this threat to the kitten is more of a thought experiment along the lines of Schrodingers Cat (maybe Coynes Cat?)…

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