Category Archives: website-related items

It’s the 10th anniversary of this site

The first post on this site was put up on January, 14, 2009, exactly ten years ago today. Here it is, under the URL https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2009/01/14/hello-world/: As I’ve recounted before, I started this website at the request of WEIT’s publisher, Viking/Penguin. The model I envisioned was Neil Shubin’s “Your Inner Fish” website, meant to publicize and […]

A creationist writes in

Although over the years I’ve become largely inured to the invective I get from creationists as well as Woke Leftists, it takes an effort of (nonfree) will to not react to mushbrained emails like the one I got yesterday. I enclose the email address since it appears to be fake. (I’m not sure which post […]

Website stuff

Even Professor Ceiling Cat must take a break sometimes, and so I’m celebrating the first day of Coynezaa by taking most of the day off.  I’ll put up a few stats on the website as I may not be posting on December 31 or January 1, the traditional time to review the data. I will […]

Voting on this site

Just a note: I’m always surprised at the low number of people who respond to our polls. You don’t have to comment, but what’s the harm in voting? Grania suggested that some people may think that someone (i.e., me) might be able identify who voted which way, but I’m here to tell you that this […]

Note to readers

As I’ll be gone for about ten days, I ask, as usual, for readers to refrain from sending me emails—unless they point out errors or typos in posts (and I won’t be doing many posts anyway). I have trouble keeping up with the volume of email on normal days, and when I’m traveling it’s nearly […]

Note to readers

Professor Ceiling Cat here. I am still enjoying a well-deserved break from writing here (though I do enjoy it), and am entertaining visitors and having lots of extra-academic fun. I’ll be back on Wednesday. In the meantime, please hold off emailing me any news items or other things until then, as they tend to get […]

WordPress completely blocks this site in Pakistan because I’ve offended Muslims

Well, once again WordPress has blocked me in Pakistan: not just one cartoon like last time, but the entire site, apparently forever. Nobody in Pakistan will ever see anything on WEIT unless they have “workarounds.”  And, once again, it’s because I posted Jesus and Mo cartoons, which offend Muslims. I just received this email from […]

An apology

Yesterday I wrote a post calling out a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on “The Science of Religion” offered by the University of British Columbia and, as I reported at the time, sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. Further research on this course, and correspondence from one of its teachers, Dr. Edward Slingerland (the other […]

Do not tell me how to eat

Here is an example of the kind of comment that does not make me happy. I will omit the name of the commenter, for this is a lesson on how not to interact with your host: Jerry, I thoroughly enjoy your writing on evolution, cats, determinism, …; however I find your musings on culinary pleasures […]

Note to readers

This policy has been up on “Da Roolz” site for some time, but I have been a bit lax in enforcing it. Please be aware of it, and, if you want people to see your website, connect your real name to that site. This is note #18. If you post a link to your website, […]