PZ Myers, Asteroid


Rumor confirmed.

Today it was announced that an asteroid is being named after PZ Myers. Details at 11.


  1. #1 Virgil Samms
    March 25, 2008

    Got a link for that?

  2. #2 Ian
    March 25, 2008

    Is this scibling PZ Myers or some other PZ Myers?

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if this particular asteroid at some point slammed into Earth and generated a kind of Armageddon!

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    March 25, 2008

    Virgil: I was surprised to learn this morning that not everything happens on the internet. I heard it on the radio. I googled it and nothing came up. So maybe it is not real. But, like I say, maybe some stuff happens off the ‘net. Kinda hard to believe, though.

    Ian: Yes, the radio said “Paul Myers, Biologist, Morris, Studies Zebra Fish” … that can only be PZ.

  4. #4 Ian
    March 25, 2008

    It looks like they had him nicely framed with that description!