…annoyingly hard to pick. You people just named almost everyone, and some of you seemed to name everyone in a single comment. It’s not like there was a runaway leader; it’s more like there’s this huge base of commenters that everyone likes. This is a good situation for the blog as a whole, but doesn’t make it easy to single out anyone.

So this time I’ve compromised and picked the top two, secure in the knowledge that there are many more from the Pharyngula pool who will be acknowledged in the future. They are:

  • Kristine Harley, who is widely appreciated for general good humor, pithy comments, and perhaps a little belly-dancing, although that doesn’t translate well to a text-only comment. Readers here have good imaginations, though. She’s all over the place, but her latest comments are here, here, and here.
  • Scott Hatfield, most people’s favorite even-tempered theist, who apparently has Job-like patience to be able to endure the routine scourging given to people with his beliefs here, and even has the temperament to be cheerful about it all. You can find some of his latest comments here.

Their names will be enshrined in a sub-page in the next day or two, and more will join them on a monthly basis.