Mr. Thoughts from Kansas, Josh Rosenau, has joined the ScienceBlogs conglomerate operated by Seed Media Group. That gives us two blogs involved in thinking (Wilkins the philosopher has the other one), to go with our three evolution blogs (Evolution Blog, Evolving Thoughts, and evolgen). Josh is a graduate student, working on a PhD in Ecology and Evolution. By my count, we now how have six seven bloggers working on PhD’s in the life sciences (Josh, Bora, Jake, Mike D, Shelley, Nick, and myself), along with two life sciences post docs (Alex and Evil Monkey), plus Wilkins who’s a biologist by association. On top of all of that, we’ve got nine other life science PhD’s with varying levels of faculty standing (Tara, Sandy, GrrlScientist, Mad Mike, PZ, Orac, John, Abel, and Dave). And let’s not neglect our other life science bloggers: Afarensis, Jonah, Razib, and Carl.

So twenty-two-three of the forty-eight blogs in the ScienceBlogs empire are biology flavored blogs. Not too shabby. These folks are in four countries (United States, England, Australia, and Canada), making ScienceBlogs a real international association of biologist.


  1. #1 John Wilkins
    August 22, 2006

    … a biologist by association

    I still don’t know if this is a compliment, or a knock at my philosophical skills. I had biologists come up to me after I gave a talk (on microbial species) and say that they thought it was great that a biologist was addressing these matters, and a historian said to me he thought from my work I was a biologist. But the philosophers all thought I was full of it.


  2. #2 RPM
    August 22, 2006

    Neither a complement nor an insult on my part. Just stamp collecting. That’s what us biologists do.

  3. #3 Dan R.
    August 22, 2006

    Unless I missed something — Orac & Dr. Charles both have MD’s. I’m not sure why you included one and not the other — of course Dr. Charles doesn’t blog about evolution on a regular basis.

  4. #4 RPM
    August 22, 2006

    Orac is an MD/PhD who does research. Dr. Charles is a physician. It has nothing to do with evolution, just whether they do life science research.

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