It will continue to be bloggus interruptus around here for a while. There are two main reasons for this. One is simply that I have two books under contract, both of which must be at least substantially done by the time school starts up again at the end of August. That means I am already spending many hours a day trying to make words appear on a screen. Makes it hard to work up the enthusiasm for blog writing on top of that.
But the other reason is simply that I’m feeling a bit burned out. There’s been plenty of blog fodder recently, but I just flat haven’t felt like writing about it. For example, here is Michael Ruse conceding that after years of reflection and two books on the subject he still has not managed to find a convincing way of reconciling the lack of direction in evolution with the human exceptionalism of traditional Christianity. Quite an admission, but somehow I could not work up any enthusiasm for writing an actual blog post about it. And that means it’s definitely time for an official break.
Let me take this opportunity to thank all of the commenters and private e-mailers who have given me valuable feedback on things I have written here. In many cases I have been led to reconsider some of my arguments and beliefs based on insightful comments left by readers. (Of course, in other cases I am more certain than ever that I am right and my critics are wrong!) My book on evolution and creationism, which continues to progress slowly but surely, has been greatly enriched by these conversations.
EvolutionBlog shall return … eventually.