Category Archives: social media

An Easter tw**t from Ricky Gervais

He’s a strident one! (Note his cat (“Ollie”), the Atheist Pet of Choice™.) h/t: Matthew Cobb  

Krauss versus Chopra: No contest

How about a bit of Twi**er humor this morning to wake us up? And who better to tickle our funnybone than the inimitable Deepakity? Here Chopra tries to engage Lawrence Krauss, a move that, for a man of Chopra’s temperament and knowledge, is always a mistake. The last tw**t is a zinger! h/t: Barry

The vile hypocrisy of Facebook on “hate speech”: Muslims get a pass, Jews and Israel don’t

I’m putting up a cute kitten to start this post so that Facebook won’t remove it (the first photo always shows on a Facebook link): Yesterday I put up a post about a photo posted by a co-administrator of the website Global Secular Humanist Movement (GSHM). Below is the photo that Facebook removed (and notified me, who […]

OMG: Sabrina’s following me!

I don’t read my Twi**er feed, as it consists solely of links to posts on this site, but I do get daily notifications of new followers. Here’s a good one: It’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch! Hart (now 38) was of course the star of the eponymous television show, which ran for seven years beginning in […]

The only science “bot” (and cat) on the list

Matthew sent me a copy of his tw**t this morning about Science’s new and expanded list of “science Twi**er stars”: When I saw this, I told Matthew that I didn’t know what he meant by “bot.” He replied that my Twi**er feed was a “notification list,” i.e., simply an automated list of the posts made on this website. […]

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 […]

A Twi**er exchange

Richard was nice enough to tw**t about my post on the fatuity of theology yesterday, which elicited a brief but funny exchange with an advocate of Sophisticated Theology™: How militant the man is! Can’t he just get down with the Ground of Being (or the Unity Behind Diversity)? People complain about Richard being hamhanded with tw**ts, […]

A cute tw**t

Finally, to celebrate England’s new curriculum that starts teaching about evolution when kids are 10 or 11, we have this nice tw**t: Of course Steve Gould and Niles Eldredge would say, “NOW!”

A tw**t

Well, I’m in a hotel with cable t.v., and I have a choice of watching one of elebenty gazillion channels or reading Carol Tavris and Eliot Aronson’s book Mistakes Were Made (but not by me), about people’s failure to recognize their biases and the ways they resolve cognitive dissonance. I’m halfway through it and it’s very good: a PCC […]

Photos of the day: real tweets and a felid

Here is what tweets should really be instead of those 140-character snippets of self-promotion, beach selfies, and rage-fighting that afflict us on Twi**er: The books were found by my friend Andrew Berry from Harvard, teaching an evolutionary biology course at Oxford this summer. And, as lagniappe, a local sign. Cave Hollow Village is apparently near Hannibal, Missouri, home of the […]


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