Category Archives: self promotion

1,387 subscribers to go

We’re ticking down at a decent pace toward the 50,000 subscriber mark, and though some readers have had the hauteur to tell me that that’s a meaningless figure, it means something to me. 1387 subscribers to go, so we’re more than 97% of the way there. Then I can die a happy man, and no, […]

Lewontin lab pictures

Instead of readers’ wildlife photos today, let’s look at some old pictures of Dick Lewontin‘s lab at Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ). Andrew Berry is putting together a collection of lab photos for Dick, who turned 88 this year, and here’s some of his finds. I can hardly believe that so much time has […]

Meet Jerry Coyne the Fifth (and another adoption opportunity)

UPDATE:  Reader Su sent an email titled “When I first subscribed to WEIT. . ” that continued this way: . . . . …I quickly discovered you were the most pro-cat site, pro-cat person in existence. So it made perfect sense that folks would end up naming kittens after you. But it also produced the Spartacus Effect— all […]

1720 to go!

I’m very stoked, as I’m approaching my Life Goal of 50,000 subscribers to this site. As of this morning, we have this: At this rate, it won’t be long (perhaps by the end of the year), and then I can die a happy man. BTW, I’m not responsible for that odious word bl*g above.

Less than 2000 to go!

When we reach 50,000 I will be a happy man, for I had no idea this site (not a blog!) would grow this large. If you haven’t subscribed, swell the ranks and make Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) less dolorous than usual.

My podcast with Radio Live

When I was in New Zealand I was unable to do a podcast with reader Graeme Hill for the podcast Radio Live, but I did it from my home in Chicago a few days ago. I was on my landline, so the sound quality on my end isn’t optimal. The interview is about 40 minutes […]

My interview in Areo magazine

Malhar Mali of Areo Magazine interviewed me last weekend, and the transcript of the interview is now posted; you can find it here. Regulars won’t learn anything new, I think, but maybe newbies will. Thanks to Malhar for both interviewing me and transcribing our Skype talk.

More on the March for Science, with added PCC(E)

Emily Atkin, who writes for The New Republic, interviewed me about the March for Science a few days ago, and has just written a piece about it, “Is the march for science bad for scientists?”  It’s a fair piece, and I’m chuffed that she talks about my old days of activism, including my arrest at […]

On the March for Science, with added Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus)

Today National Public Radio, on its “Morning Edition Show,” had a four-minute piece on the April 22 March for Science scheduled in Washington, D. C. You can hear the piece and read the transcript here (it was written by Nell Greenfield). The piece was pretty even-handed, quoting both advocates and critics. I suppose I’m largely on […]

Professor Ceiling Cat (Emeritus) on The Rubin Report

Eight days ago, I did a taping of The Rubin Report in Los Angeles, and had a great time. I told Dave beforehand that I wasn’t all that politically astute, and might want to talk more about evolution than politics, which is what we wound up doing. It was a pleasant and relaxed conversation, and I think […]