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Who are you?

With the changeover to National Geographic Branding, we’ve reconfigured the Google Analytics account. In the old days (last month) all of Scienceblogs shared a single account, which made it interesting (we could spy on each other’s blogs) and annoying, because if you are only a subdomain on one account there are a lot of things…

Hits vs Comments

Blogging controversy can generate a lot of comments, but it is often said that this also generates a lot of “hits” (properly, page views; hits are different, page views are the proper measure) and sometime we bloggers are accused by people (often commenters) who don’t blog themselves and don’t have access to the secret data…

The distance between the top of the page and the title of any given blog post … i.e., the header, banner ads, bread crumbs, etc. etc. … should be as small as possible given the constraints of the blog. The title text in the header and the title text of a given blog post should…

When we read about human evolution, we eventually get to the part about humans becoming “modern” (i.e., reaching the Platonic ideal, the End of the Linean Line, The upper middle part Catechism’s Great Chain of Being, the Archetype of the Repressed Middle Class, and all that other good stuff). That is the moment when we…

My New Old Blog

Before joining Scienceblogs.com, I blogged independently at “Evolution … not just a theory anymore.” That was a cool name for a blog, but I didn’t transfer the name to Scienceblogs because there were already a whole bunch of blogs with “Evolution” in the name. There was a lot of stuff on that blog, mostly not…

Dave Mabus is Dennis Markuze

I am intellectually, but not viscerally, worried about Dennis Markuze. He does not scare me in the way that scary things do, I have no limbic reaction to him, and never did. Except once, and I’ll tell you about that below. Dennis Markuze is a wanna-be terrorist* who targets scientists, atheists, skeptics, and kin. PZ…

This is about Google’s policy of only allowing “real” names for participants on Google+. Before I go into why this is evil, I want to point out without providing any details that I’ve already spotted dozens of pseudonymous people on Google+ that Google+ authorities have missed. So, their policy, as implemented, is absurd to a…

Is the age of the blog carnival at an end? A few months back, several individuals concerned with plant blogging put a fair amount of effort into reviving and updating the Berry Go Round plant carnival. The next edition of that carnival, by the way, is coming up, so you should submit a post on…

Did you recognize the National Geographic Theme Song? The new arrangement between National Geographic and Scienceblogs is now, like the proverbial cat, out of the bag, so I feel comfortable making a few brief remarks about it. As far as I can tell, the information that is currently circulating is not entirely accurate, but not…

PZ (or, as they call him in England, Pee-Zed) Myers was born on this day1 in the mid 20th century. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, let’s talk about why it is important. PZ Myers visits Mike Haubrich (Born August 31st) and Greg Laden (Born June 24th) at the Minnesota Atheists Radio Show in…