Category Archives: WEIT

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 […]

Where our readers stand politically

Yesterday I took the “political compass” test to find out where I stood on the left/right and authoritarian/libertarian spectrum. I turned out to be halfway between neutral and extreme liberal, and halfway between libertarian and neutral. Here are the results of the poll (there were a lot more votes than usual). It’s not surprising that […]

Note to readers

Tomorrow I’m going to the Imagine No Religion meeting in Toronto (iteration 7), and will be back Monday morning.  The lineup is good, featuring not only people I know, like Richard Dawkins, Matt Dillahunty, Seth Andrews, Chris DiCarlo, and Lawrence Krauss, but those I’d like to meet, including Kelly Carlin and Rob Penczak. INR is […]

Video series of WEIT (Chapter 1)

Treat Paine Metcalf of MassComprehension is producing a series of online videos using the words from Chapter 1 of Why Evolution is True. Part 3 has just come out, and two more videos remain. (No other chapters will be done). Here’s the latest, and you can find all three at this link. This is part […]

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 […]

How not to write a comment on this site

Re this morning’s discussion of grammar and words that irk the readers, the number of comments surprised me. Note, though, that my post was mainly about usages that disturb me and my readers, not whether they are taken by grammarians as correct. Ergo lots of people corrected me about the use of the word “hopefully” to mean […]

WEIT joins Oxford’s “Landmark Science” series

I haven’t rewritten WEIT, and, sadly, didn’t have time to write a new foreword to the book, but it’s just joined the Oxford University Press’s “Landmark Science” Series, acquiring a spiffy new cover (the design of all the covers is similar): Here’s a complete list: Daniel Nettle: Personality Richard Dawkins: The Selfish Gene Dawkins: The Extended Phenotype […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

We have a diversity of fauna (and flora) today. We’ll begin with a lovely photograph by Stephen Barnard: a honeybee (Apis sp.) in flight over a Rocky Mountain bee plant (Cleome serrulata): Reader Leo Glenn, who identifies himself as “the staff of Baxter and Gremlin”, has a caterpillar: As you just posted a reader’s (Matthew Rave) […]

WEIT turned into videos

The MassComrehension site has begun making videos of WEIT, which I think is a distillation of my words from the book.  There are two videos put up so far at the WEIT Videobook site.  The makers are eager for feeback, so if you’ve watched either or both of these, please put your comments below. Part I: […]

The world’s smallest copy of WEIT

I defy any other writer on evolution to have their book presented in this way! In a comment on a recent open thread, reader Mark R. said this: I like to build dioramas, and last week I finally published my latest that features the smallest WEIT in the world. It’s on top of the gear-pile […]