Alls quiet on the intertubes tonight.

And I had a really bad day at work today (one of those days where nothing worked *rolleyes*) so Im too grumpy to write a nice post. I just wanna make some cocoa and take some Tylenol PM.

And Ive been on SciBlogs for about a month now.

And one major element has been missing.


Leave a comment so I can add you all to my blog roll! I only ask that you post now and then, and you allow comments!


  1. #1 greg laden
    June 3, 2008

    I want to be on your blog roll. Your blog is my favorite blog of them all. No kidding.

    Are you going to have a rotating blog roll or a static blog roll?

    I’ll go make sure you are on my blog roll right now.

  2. #2 Joe Fredette
    June 3, 2008

    Are you on the Atheist Blogroll? If so, then you’ve got my humble little blog covered. If not, may I suggest:

    In any case, my little slice of the blogospheroid is, add if you please, I always enjoy you smart people talking about sciency things… I’ve never been on a fancy scienceblagroll o’theinternets before. 🙂

  3. #3 Chris Harrison
    June 3, 2008

    It’s not like I update with any sort of regularity, but eh, what the hell.

  4. #4 efrique
    June 3, 2008

    I’ve been subscribed to you for ages!

    I’d be highly chuffed if you put me on.

  5. #5 Martin
    June 3, 2008

    *sticks hand up* Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! Me! Me!

  6. #6 Tyler DiPietro
    June 3, 2008

    Well, I do say, I would love to occupy your blagroll.

  7. #7 Michael Faltesek
    June 3, 2008




  8. #8 ERV
    June 3, 2008

    Greg– I want PZs fancy rotating blag roll in his side bar, with a full list on a tab. Im trying to bully him into giving me his html code for that neat rotating thingie– Ive been coveting it for ages 😛

    lol @ efrique– escatsy and fluoresence are two words I will never be capable of spelling properly. Ur blog name is not helping.

  9. #9 toomanytribbles
    June 3, 2008

    me too? i loved your adventures with expelled.

  10. #10 Christopher Sisk
    June 3, 2008

    I’ve never had my blag rolled… should be for an educational experience with lots of LOLS mixed in.

  11. #11 Hemant Mehta
    June 3, 2008


    You can marry me now or just add me to the blagroll.

    Which one will you choose…?

  12. #12 Eric Saveau
    June 3, 2008

    I only occasionally have science-related posts (most are personal or technology oriented, and infrequent at that) but I would be honored to have a spot on your blogroll. Count me in.

  13. #13 Foo
    June 3, 2008

    I have 2 people who read mine:

    Maybe I can get 3!!!!

  14. #14 Optimus Primate
    June 3, 2008

    /raises hand demurely

  15. #15 greg laden
    June 3, 2008

    Send me the email I’ll reply with the code for the sidebar thingie. I got it from dbdw.

  16. #16 efrique
    June 3, 2008

    erv: Heh. That’s why you need my blog in your roll, so you only need to remove the lisp (replace “th” with “s”) whenever you want ecstasy.

    (It’s just a combination of “ecstatic” with “athy” – if, like me, you ever get called “athiest” then you must be very, very athy indeed.)

  17. #17 Stephen D. Moore
    June 3, 2008

    Free advertising? I’m up for that.

    Foo: you’re doing better than me!

  18. #18 Coulter Lewkowitz
    June 3, 2008

    Honored to be on your blog roll…you could possibly be the 1st person to read my blog. Leave a comment, now that would make my day!

  19. #19 JanieBelle
    June 3, 2008

    I would be honored.

  20. #20 Inoculated Mind
    June 3, 2008

    Hi ERV, how about some reciprocal blogroll back-scratchin’?

  21. #21 Jessa
    June 3, 2008

    I would love to be on your blogroll. You seriously rock!

  22. #22 JanieBelle
    June 3, 2008

    Oh, and from the comic? It’s missing “verse”, as in “Blogoverse”. I’m surprised xkcd missed that one.

  23. #23 Michael Clarkson
    June 3, 2008

    I’ll roll with your blog if you’ll roll with mine. We can all roll together!

  24. #24 Paul Lundgren
    June 3, 2008

    Teacher, may I be on your blog roll, please?

  25. #25 Corey
    June 4, 2008

    If you blag roll me I’ll blag roll you. Maybe.
    And I promise to post more again soon.

  26. #26 Jay
    June 4, 2008

    ooooo!! I want to be on your blaaag roll please!

  27. #27 Hopeful Monster
    June 4, 2008

    I’d love to be on your blogroll. That’ll be good incentive for me to keep posting…

  28. #28 Patrick Orlob
    June 4, 2008

    Sign me up! I actually just (re)started my own blogroll earlier today, and I’m making it a point to do a write up on each and every blog I add to the list, and you are no exception.

  29. #29 Vorn
    June 4, 2008

    I call it the Intarnewbs or the Innertubes.

  30. #30 Bob O'H
    June 4, 2008

    Ooh, can I be on your blago-sphere-roll too? I’m sorry I can’t reciprocate, unless you want to be known as \frac{1}{ERV}.

  31. #31 Mike O'Risal
    June 4, 2008

    Sure, I’d like Hyphoid Logic to be on your blogroll.

  32. #32 NP
    June 4, 2008

    i can haz sum trafic?

  33. #33 Kristjan Wager
    June 4, 2008

    Ooooohhhh… blogwhoring!

    Well, my modest blog does get updated occasionally, though not as often as it used to do.


  34. #34 Advocatus Diaboli
    June 4, 2008

    Do you accept moonlanguage?

  35. #35 Stephanie Z
    June 4, 2008

    You’re on mine, because who can pass up science in lolspeak?

  36. #36 MikeG
    June 4, 2008

    Me too! That would be blagoriffic!

  37. #37 JanieBelle
    June 4, 2008

    Bob O’H:

    “…unless you want to be known as \frac{1}{ERV}.”

    Oh my. It just got awfully warm in here…

  38. #38 Jake
    June 4, 2008

    I would be honored to be on a distinguished blogroll such as yours!

  39. #39 clear as mud
    June 4, 2008

    Oh wow, free stuff – Cool!
    Well, I’m a total newbie in semi-science blogging(though not to blogging in general in the Blogos- Inter- BlogoMoronia?)
    But sure, a link would be very cool =)

  40. #40 clear as mud
    June 4, 2008

    Oh, while you got help for “ecstasy” (me too, btw – love Ffox spell-check), try writing “fluorescence microscopy” on a daily basis. Soon, fluorescence will begin to flow out of your keyboard (though it also might mean you track etbr in somewhere).

  41. #41 Rev. BigDumbChimp
    June 4, 2008

    I don’t hold a candle to most of the ones already leaving their bloggyness here but
    Reverendo Chimpance Grande Nabo

  42. #42 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    June 4, 2008

    I have two for your blogroll.

    The biggest baddest blog in the world named Tangled Up in Blue Guy. All others named Tangled Up in Blue Guy are small potatoes. (Subtitled “A Hopeful Monster.”)

    Then there’s a new one out there to which I am a contributor:
    Clashing Culture.

  43. #43 Epicanis
    June 4, 2008

    Endogenous retroviruses are nifty, so I’d be pleased to be on your blogroll (or BLAAAAAG ROLLLLL if you prefer)…

    Posts on The Big Room tend to cluster around Microbiology/Brewing/Food Science and Neogeography/mapping/travel, with the occasional digression into other usually-scientific (or technical) matters – and I’m eager for commenters.

    (Do the non-exogenous viral elements carried by virtually all Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains count as ERV’s?…)

  44. #44 Ranson
    June 4, 2008

    I’m still shocked that Randall didn’t have “Inter-tron” on that chart.

    Oh, yeah, and I’d love to be on the blogroll, if you’ll hold no grudge for being on your old, (don’t be) evil provider. I’ll even reciprocate, because I enjoy really snarky, intelligent science folk, but mostly because I’m lazy and just haven’t gotten around to it before now.

  45. #45 Sili
    June 4, 2008

    It’d be an honour, but I don’t really have anything to talk about except slash so no blagotron for me.

  46. #46 Sili
    June 4, 2008

    Oh dear – the strikethrough went missing. Bother.

  47. #47 Blake Stacey
    June 4, 2008

    Well, you’re already on mine. . . .

  48. #48 William Cowan
    June 4, 2008

    Yo Abbie! I’ve had you on mine for a while now!

  49. #49 Interrobang
    June 4, 2008

    I wouldn’t mind, either. I don’t post very often, but when I do, it’s worth it. 🙂

    I’ll be adding the new ERV to my blogroll as soon as I do another update (and my b0rken fniger marcos start working again)…

  50. #50 Joshua Zelinsky
    June 4, 2008

    ooh, ooh! me!

  51. #51 Natasha Yar-Routh
    June 4, 2008

    Sure, sign me up I post semi regularly on atheist and gender queer topics or whatever strikes my fancy. I your honor I will actually post something new today.

  52. #52 penguindreams
    June 4, 2008

    Timing, timing. I’m about to disappear for work and vacation travel, so my blog won’t be updated until July. On the other hand, folks (per my last post there) can send in thoughts for making it a livelier place when I get back. (Knowing that I’d be leaving for a month, I haven’t been putting up as much as I will after I get back.)

  53. #53 Brian X
    June 4, 2008

    I got two:

    Media and politics:


  54. #54 Evolved Rationalist
    June 4, 2008

    How about mine?


  55. #55 Stacy S.
    June 4, 2008

    I feel like a “pimp” and a “Ho” at the same time!

  56. #56 Stacy S.
    June 4, 2008

    Oh, BTW – here’s today’s post …
    Texas Dishonesty

  57. #57 The skepTick
    June 4, 2008

    Long time reader, first time commenter. I blog on the wooooo while trying not to get it all over myself.

  58. #58 Shane
    June 4, 2008

    Mine is semi-random but usually science related. I did use it to help start a mini war with our college TV station regarding proselytizing on public $$$. ERV is already on my blogroll. Actually, it’s number one. Don’t tell PZ.

  59. #59 VWXYNot?
    June 4, 2008

    Yes please! I believe I was on the old one…

    Also now appearing at Nature Network

  60. #60 Sam Wise
    June 4, 2008

    Me too, please, oh please, oh PLEASE!


  61. #61 StuV
    June 4, 2008

    So could I be said to be… on a roll?

    I slay me, I really do.

  62. #62 qbsmd
    June 4, 2008

    I guess I have to make a blogroll now.

  63. #63 Muse142
    June 4, 2008

    Hell yeahs sign me up! You are one of my fav-o-rite bloggers on this tube-o-net.


  64. #64 Bert Chadick
    June 4, 2008

    O Hai.
    Im n yer tubes bloggeratin at

    Im doin it wrong all the tyme.

  65. #65 Drew MacCannell
    June 4, 2008

    Absolutely. Sign me up


  66. #66 midwifetoad
    June 4, 2008

    Just checking in.

  67. #67 RMH
    June 4, 2008

    Long time lurker, first time poster!

  68. #68 LibraryGuy
    June 4, 2008

    Hear my plea:
    Bring Back

  69. #69 Big Dave
    June 4, 2008

    My reasonably new, some what sparse, and rather humble effort:

    Coming soon – an evening with Richard Dawkins.

  70. #70 cthellis
    June 4, 2008

    I’m not quite sure what you roll your blogs of, but I do love smoking it afterward!

  71. #71 Jake
    June 4, 2008

    Me me me me me! Put me on your blag roll! I am ossum.

  72. #72 Lee Harrison
    June 4, 2008


    (ahem…) please?

    Love your blog – please continue kicking Dumbski and LiLo’s asses.

    Check my blog out at

  73. #73 mark
    June 4, 2008

    Who will buy my balloons?

  74. #74 Maria Salva
    June 4, 2008

    My blog is only about a week old.

  75. #75 Dr Benway
    June 4, 2008

    I am a tufted titmouse. These are my poops:

  76. #76 Wesley R. Elsberry
    June 4, 2008

    Sign me up…



  77. #77 Martin
    June 5, 2008

    My turn too. Can’t not be on ERV’s roll!

  78. #78 ecoli
    June 5, 2008

    Love your blog, but haven’t commented before (at least I don’t think I have). Anywho, keep it up.

  79. #79 shadow1515
    June 5, 2008

    Add me too, please.

    I try to post at least once or twice a month, but right now research + class means little time for blagging. Oh well, hopefully all this researchosity will give me some nifty things to write about.

  80. #80 John Kwok
    June 5, 2008

    Hi Abbie,

    Am reposting below the latest wit and wisdom from my “buddy” Bill Dembski that he posted yesterday at Uncommon Dissent. He’s absolutely clueless as usual.

    Your lab days will be better and yield fruitful results. Hang in there.



    4 June 2008

    “Strengths and Weaknesses” –> Creationism –> Religion –> Unconstitutional
    William Dembski

    Here’s an interesting article in the NYTimes regarding science education in Texas. Laura Beil, the author, outlines the long-standing (pre-Dover) attempt by critics of evolutionary theory to teach the theory’s “strengths and weaknesses.” Although mandating that the weaknesses of evolutionary theory be taught falls well short of attempts to mandate the teaching of intelligent design, this too is unacceptable with hardcore evolutionists such as the National Center for Selling Evolution (NCSE). Their strategy to counter it? Treat any attempt to teach weaknesses of evolutionary theory as stealth creationism, therefore as religion, and therefore as unconstitutional.

    This approach, however, may backfire. The NCSE cannot simply deny that there are any known weaknesses to evolutionary theory, because laundry lists outlining failures of the theory to match up with data are well known and widely circulated. But to engage in a discussion about why, for instance, the Cambrian explosion does or doesn’t count as negative evidence against evolutionary theory underscores that there is a legitimate scientific controversy here. The temptation will therefore be for the NCSE to argue, though they’ll be sure to soft-pedal it, that there can be no weaknesses to the theory. But that will raise the question whether anything could count as evidence against it. Haldane’s “rabbit fossil in the pre-Cambrian” doesn’t go nearly far enough here. Either the NCSE will have to outline the types of evidence that could count against evolutionary theory, or they’ll have to deny flat out that any evidence can count against it.

    But if no evidence can count against a claim, how can it be scientific? Scientific claims, it would seem, must minimally be open to confirmation or disconfirmation in light of evidence. Unlike mandating the teaching of ID, mandating the teaching of evolution’s strengths and weaknesses may hold some promise for breaking the scientific materialists’ stranglehold over America’s public school science curriculum.

    By the way, check out

  81. #82 BaS
    June 5, 2008

    I humbly submit my URL for consideration of the mighty ERV

    You are the best! (regardless of whether you link me)

  82. #83 James McGrath
    June 6, 2008

    I would be honored were I to be included on your blogroll!

  83. I’m just going to assume you were going to add me based on the fact that I managed to fit a LOLCAT into a presentation on nanotechnology…

  84. #86 gg
    June 8, 2008

    I go away for a few days and suddenly you’re building a blagroll! I can be found here:

  85. #87 gg
    June 8, 2008

    Whoops; ignore the link in the comment, and just go to the ‘posted by’…

  86. #88 gg
    June 8, 2008

    Dammit! One more time:

  87. #89 Aaron Golas
    June 9, 2008

    Post now and then? Allow comments?! That sounds just like me!

  88. #90 alison
    June 26, 2008

    Please please will you link to me too?

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