Blogroll Amnesty Day


Both Jon Swift and Skippy are spearheading a regular event, Blogroll Amnesty Day, in which we recognize and acknowledge the breadth and depth of blogtopia (yes, we all know who coined that term!). It’s today! You are encouraged to scout out new blogs, get out of old ruts, and explore new or otherwise unfamiliar blogs, add them to your bookmarks, or if you have a blog yourself, add them to your blogroll.

It feels strange to admit this, but Pharyngula seems to have somehow become a moderately big fish in the blogosphere — it was, once upon a time, just a little frivolous exercise I was running on my personal computer, and now it has become a big frivolous exercise running on a professional network. And how did it get there? Nobody succeeds in the blogosphere without making connections, lots of connections, and joining in the spirit of profligately linking to sources everywhere … and getting linked to in return. All the big dogs get that way by growing from small beginnings with the help of a community of readers — and once you’ve grown large, that does not mean your obligations to that community end.

So in that spirit, I make it easy to join the Pharyngula blogroll. Just leave a comment on this post with a link to your page, and I’ll toss your syndication link into my newsreader. There is no requirement that you link back to me.

There are a few restrictions.

  • A blog must have syndication — RSS or atom. Almost all blogs do nowadays, so it’s not much of a limitation. I do all of my blogreading with a newsreader rather than a web browser, so this is essential.

  • I actually read the blogs on my blogroll, so if you’re some right-wing creationist nutcase, I may look once or twice for the amusement value, but I won’t keep you on the list for long. Really, my blogroll may be open, but I do have some standards.

  • I am ruthless about pruning the blogroll, too. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you don’t update more than once a month, you get culled. If you turn into a right-wing creationist nutcase, a kiddie porn purveyor, or just get really, really boring, you will get removed.

  • I get a lot of requests, so I’m going to be picky and insist that you enroll by leaving a comment on threads that announce an open enrollment. Requests get lost in my mail flood, otherwise, and it helps if I’ve got them all in one place.

  • Blogs will get added immediately to my newsreader and enter my reading lists right away. However, the public blogroll that you can see on the web only gets updated intermittently. It’s actually a bit out of date right now; the scripts I use to convert my newsreader file to html broke when I updated my laptop to Mac OS X Leopard. Have no fear, though, I’ve got curl sucking away in the background as I type this, bringing in a php upgrade.

  • Be interesting to me.

See, that’s not hard! Go ahead, leave me a link in the comments.


  1. #1 Cuttlefish, OM
    February 3, 2008

    For your convenience, if you wish,
    A link to The Digital Cuttlefish

  2. #2 Moses
    February 3, 2008

    I’m just getting my feet. Working out the kinks. I’m still working on my editing as I haven’t done much non-accounting/non-legal writing in decades. I have about 30 posts.

    The Main blog link:

    Today’s main post:

    I do have an Atom feed through Blogger. Just don’t know how to use it. I put that above post in it. I think. :)

    And, for the record, I’m a socially-moderate, open-minded yet entirely pissed-off Eisenhower Republican who has no truck with religion, creationism or fantasy-thinking and actually believes in a properly run government instead of this Reagan legacy cluster-fuck piece-of-crap with the theocratic Republicans and Neville Chamberlain Democrats.

    I try to do at least one, hopefully two posts, a day. Some are madder than others. :)

    And, yes, I really am Neurotic.

  3. #3 Moses
    February 3, 2008

    Hmm… Seems my comment was sent for moderation. Too many links? Or did I forget to auto-fill my Name, E-mail, etc.?

  4. #4 JJ Wally
    February 3, 2008

    Don’t take us too seriously!

  5. #5 thadd
    February 3, 2008

    I guess I might as well add

  6. #6 Adam Hemphill
    February 3, 2008

    My new blog about being a rural atheist (more to come on that) in Oklahoma. Mainly meant for more local readers and friends, but I always like it when someone teaches me something new or challenges me.

  7. #7 Psycho Atheist
    February 3, 2008

    OK, I’m just a very small fish in an extremely large pond but I’ll give it a go anyway.

    Will it make a difference if I swear undying loyalty to our cephalopod overlords?

    Psycho Atheist

  8. #8 Autumn
    February 3, 2008

    Random rants on liberal, non-theist, and humanist issues. Every once in a while, something not fitting in those categories will probably come up just to get it off my chest.

  9. #9 thadd
    February 3, 2008

    might as well make it easier on you too Archaeoporn and don’t worry (or worry depending on your position), its not actually porn.

  10. #12 thadd
    February 3, 2008

    One more try to get it right, PZ pleas delete the others if you wish, I just can’t get this linking to work right,

  11. #13 William Morriss
    February 3, 2008

    I maintain a blog about the law surrounding information security and data privacy which can be found at:

    It has nothing to do with science or politics. However, if you’re interested in learning about something which touches everyone (but very few people know or care about) it could be just your thing.

  12. #14 Bob O'H
    February 3, 2008

    Well, here’s my desperate attempt to get noticed.

    I particularly recommend my post of what is now officially my favourite film trailer of all time. One of the makers even turns up in the comments.


  13. #15 Brian Hare
    February 3, 2008

    Science, tech, academia and more politics than I’d originally intended:

    Random Musings From a Random Geek

  14. #16 The Barefoot Bum
    February 3, 2008

    I write about philosophy (especially the philosophy of science) atheism and progressive politics.

    I’ve linked here for quite some time, I’d be most honored if you’d link to me.

  15. #17 Bob Felton
    February 3, 2008


    The Intelligent Design crowd makes me crazy. Keep pounding; we can’t afford to lose any more bright, natural-born scientists and engineers to ID lunacy.

    Bob Felton
    Civil Commotion: The Intersection of Religion, Law, and Politics

  16. #18 PalMD
    February 3, 2008

    Well, as long as your offering…medicine, skepticism, culture, and whatever the hell else I feel like at

  17. #19 Omer Moussaffi
    February 3, 2008

    Aye, we want readers! We want discussions! We want blogawards!

    Yours is certainly a good blog. And through you I’ve come to read some really great blogs I would not have encountered otherwise.


  18. #20 JJR
    February 3, 2008

    I don’t update nearly enough to qualify for the blogroll.

    It takes a lot of stamina, good ideas, and dedication to be a successful blogger, so my hat’s off to PZ. Many atheists I meet know and love this blog.

    I do a topical blog on Library issues, but I only update infrequently. I sometimes piddle with MySpace, but I don’t take it seriously…though sometimes I post rough drafts of essays that become refined posts somewhere else. Or just blog about whatever.

    I haven’t updated my LiveJournal in several months.
    Topical blogs are the way to go, though. One blog for one person about anything and everything is too random to be much fun, either for readers or the author after a time.

    Because I do update my topical blog on Library issues so infrequently, I’m always amazed when I still run into readers who want to strike up a conversation about something I wrote or pay me a compliment, etc.

    Blogging is basically (semi-)professional writing…almost like being an independent columnist, and it takes dedication and regular production to do it and do it well. You don’t get paid–unless you generate enough traffic to lure advertisers I guess. But it’s also way more effective at reaching a mass audience than old fashioned newsletters mailed out from a home printing press.

    The 18th century had pamphleteers…the 21st century has blogs.

    I always check in on PZ’s blog every few days.

  19. #21 Bad
    February 3, 2008

    Dunno if I’m already on, but this is the link to my feed:

    Though I’m a little embarrased, since the latest 3 posts are just briefly responding to things I read first here. :) That isn’t normally the case.

    Best recent post was about the outrageous blowhardary of conservative priest Richard Neuhaus, who thinks the only good atheist is one writhing in despair and regret at their inability to share in the wondrous bounty of Catholicism. I mean, literally: the person he quotes approvingly literally imagines that as how atheists in “good faith” should act.

  20. #22 Beth
    February 3, 2008

    Lead Acetate. The name doesn’t really have that much to do with the posts, which are mostly current events, but I never turn down a story about lead. I’ve also been posting about the pig brain story from down in Austin. Hope you like it.

  21. #23 Tea
    February 3, 2008

    You forgot to mention one restriction: the blog has to be in the English language 😉

  22. #24 Egaeus
    February 3, 2008

    I feel that Nuggan gets the short shrift where the Gods are concerned. I mean really, a Flying Spaghetti Monster? Get real. So I took it upon myself (last night even) to begin to advise the world of new abominations at

  23. #25 ponzo
    February 3, 2008

    I would like to plug myself: adventures of ponzo.

    The RSS feed is

    I try to post at least weekly on atheism and religion, copyright/DRM, music and movies, general geek stuff, etc.

  24. #27 1 of A3
    February 3, 2008

    Sorry mismatched tag above

  25. #28 Florian
    February 3, 2008

    If you are interested in a german blog on astronomy, science and pseudoscience and universities and life in germany, then please visit Astrodicticum Simplex. This blog went online today – so there is not much content yet – but I am optimistic that this will change soon 😉


  26. #29 Leart
    February 3, 2008

    It’s called “The Thinking Man”. You can find it here,

  27. #30 Darkwinter
    February 3, 2008

    New to Blogtopia, still finding my feet, but managing to get a rant out every few days (essay deadlines permitting)

  28. #31 Argus
    February 3, 2008

    I’m still trying to find my blogvoice, but my posts are usually at least vaguely science-related. I’m trying to get all of my cepholopod art scanned so I can start posting that!

  29. #32 Alex
    February 3, 2008

    Well, I guess your pruning rule disqualifies me (not that the others wouldn’t, necessarily). I try not to make many posts, especially since few people read my blog, and I try to only make more entries when I think they will be useful for a long time. Otherwise, I’d have tons of posts that no one looks at instead of maybe 10 that actually do get looked at by people who come across my site.

    Might as well put my URL here anyway:

  30. #33 Derryl Murphy
    February 3, 2008
  31. #34 G
    February 3, 2008

    I run another general atheism blog over at:

    It’s one part atheism, one part philosophy, two parts snark, with a dash of ferret’s thrown in on Fridays.

  32. #35 Opisthokont
    February 3, 2008

    I am an American grad student at a Canadian university, studying eukaryotic evolution. I write about my science and my politics, mostly, the latter of which are pretty much in sync with PZ. (I like living in Canada, by the way, so I pronounce that “Pee-Zed”!) I only update the thing once a month or so, but I think that I am about on par with John Logsdon….

    In case you have trouble with the automatic linking:

  33. #38 Joe D
    February 3, 2008

    Ooh! Add me! Add me!

    Not writing as much as I’d like, due to all the top secret important stuff that keeps eating up my time. It’s so top secret that I can never remember where the time went, after it has gone. But I can manage once a month.

  34. #39 Despard
    February 3, 2008

    I have a blog on motor control and general science/academia over at It hasn’t been updated in ages, mainly because I have been so busy. But I defend my PhD thesis next week, so after that I should have more time!

    It is slightly ironic that the last post on it is a firm statement that the recent hiatus is now over. That was in September last year…

    Actually I have written a couple of articles since then on a community magazine site spanning the nontheist discussion forums. It’s called Nontheist Nexus; you good people should go check it out.

  35. #40 Andrew Cooper
    February 3, 2008

    Thanks for many good reads and good ideas!

    Mostly astronomy, but there are Cephalopods!

  36. #41 The Wanderer
    February 3, 2008

    It’s called “My Two Cents,” which is not very original, I’ll admit. However, calling it “The Erotic Adventures of Onan the Enormous Gorilla with the Huge Willy” was a trifle long. It’s basically my ravings about current events, politics and religion. I’m very down on my county’s school board for having a case of the ID stupids.

  37. #42 YoungFrankie
    February 3, 2008

    I’m a PhD student from New Zealand studying developmental genetics in Edinburgh. I’m trying to write about genetics and development, but so far have just been posting random science things. Some of which are funny/interesting, some of which are not.

    feed: feed://


  38. #43 mr_subjunctive
    February 3, 2008

    Houseplants are sufficiently biological to make logical sense here, right?

  39. #44 markii
    February 3, 2008

    hey there, my little bloggy is linked to my name below. i enjoyed your most recent debate with the creationist. youi sound so harsh on your blog posts (but i like that) and yet you sound like THE NICEST guy in your debate and your presentation “no ghost in the machine”.

    thanks for all you do, PZ!

  40. #45 Buck Naked Politics
    February 3, 2008

    Thank you for your generous invitation! My blog’s main url is:

    I’ve also blogrolled you there (“political pals,” right sidebar).

  41. #46 skippy
    February 3, 2008

    thanks for participating, pz!

    you are the original blogroll amnesty day practitioner! you’ve always had a generous policy for your blogroll, and i wish other major blogs would be a gracious as you!


    Thanks for supporting us miniblogs, PZ! We are but remora… – eh, never mind…

  43. #48 terry
    February 3, 2008
  44. #49 Brandy
    February 3, 2008

    Greetings! Progessive politics + independent media + stuff= us. We have gotten all modern with an RSS feed, but clutch stubbornly to our victrola. Happy B.A.D.!

    Brandy from Moue Magazine

  45. #50 helioprogenus
    February 3, 2008

    I hope the feed reader for this site is working alright. There’s a distant possibility that it can be inaccessible at times, but I’ll hope for the best on this. Also, perhaps going to
    may also help.

    The reason it’s called agnostic is not because I’m agnostic (I’m an atheist), but the truth, in a philosophical sense, is agnostic in many ways.

  46. #51 Matt LaCrosse
    February 3, 2008

    This is my small fish blog.

  47. #52 SocProf
    February 3, 2008

    The Global Sociology Blog:

    Sociology + globalization + rationalism + skepticism

    Thank you, PZ

  48. #53 holbach
    February 3, 2008

    # 2 Sounds a little disengenuous being a Eisenhower
    Republican who has no truck with religion. Eisenhower is
    the one who enthusiatically signed the bill putting
    “In god We Trust on all US coins. This alone places him
    in ignominious regard as it should rightly be. This is an
    item and reminder that we see every day and one that just
    rankles my sensitivity to all things that stink of religion. With one stroke of his pen he had subjected us to
    continual reminder that we are not guided by reason. The
    action will probably last forever as the usage of coin
    will not be eradicated nor its message.

  49. #54 Libby Spencer
    February 3, 2008

    I do the bulk of my work at Newshoggers these days and my co-bloggers are always worth a read.

    But I’d also like to pitch my personal blog The Impolitic. I’ve been taking on some smaller bloggers to give them a wider audience and still post there myself as well. I’d like that one to grow again, so if you have a moment to check us out.

    Thanks so much for the offer.

  50. #55 Jim Loter
    February 3, 2008

    This is great. Thanks for doing this. My atheism-flavored general blog is called Lost in Seattle (because I live in Seattle and frequently get lost). Find it at

  51. #56 Hipple, Rev. Paul T.
    February 3, 2008

    My interblog is Dominionist’s for Tancredo 2008, currently the largest and most popular interblog focused on the candidacy of Rep. Tom Tancredo as President and Saviour of our Dominion.

    If your own neighborhood is constantly harassed by roaming packs of mexican rape squads, or has too many children who have two mommies or two daddies, or if you want to hear the real scoop on current apostate and former Pastor Gov. Mike Huckabee, or you want to learn about Rep. Tom Tancredo’s 5 point plan to build a secure border with landmines that actually explode, I welcome you to stop by and join the discussion and consider Joining our Loving, Christian Community.

    We have only a few topics that cannot be discussed due to heavy Youth Group activity, including: condoms, Ms magazine, evolution other than Darwinism, NASCAR numbers 19 and higher (especially 24), hip hop music, rap music, urban music, urban rap music, pedophilia, Catholicism, pre-marital sex, sex with animals, sex between unmarried animals, Muslim and the Muslims who believe in it, and a few other topics.

  52. #57 Evolved
    February 3, 2008

    Another small fish:

  53. #58 Pamela
    February 3, 2008

    Added you to our blogroll yesterday, would appreciate a link back –

  54. #59 shadowfax
    February 3, 2008

    Movin’ Meat

    Emergency Medicine, Lefty-politics, health care policy, and more.



  55. #60 John Pieret
    February 3, 2008

    Well, I know I was in the public roll once-upon-a-time. I’m pretty sure I haven’t morphed into a right-wing creationist nutcase or a kiddie porn purveyor without my noticing … “boring” might be another matter … so, anyway:

    Thoughts in a Haystack

  56. #61 Adam Hemphill
    February 3, 2008

    I didn’t get a confirmation email or anything from my previous comment, so maybe it didn’t go through? Anyway, I’m trying again!

    My young little blog:

    I’m seeking to help educate people in the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas about atheism, and create a place where panhandle atheists can discuss their specific experiences of being such a small minority in such a sparsely populated area.

    Mainly for more local readers, but I wouldn’t object to others.

    Not much biology, but it’s more a support and education blog.

  57. #62 John Sargeant
    February 3, 2008

    Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science staff member. Blog covers Dawkins, Philosophy and humanist/secularist issues and life generally:

    Based in the UK, will be in Minnesota coordinating RDFRS volunteers at the American Atheist Conference March 21-3.

    Will you be going?

  58. #63 Ken Salter
    February 3, 2008


    I talk about whatever interests me, but mostly about the negative aspects of religion in the world, especially with education.

    I also host some freeware software I wrote – FSAutoStart which helps with performance on Windows OS.

  59. #64 PZ Myers
    February 3, 2008

    If you used to be on the blogroll, but aren’t now, just resubmit. I really am terribly ruthless about expunging entries: I ask my newsreader who hasn’t posted anything in 30 days, and poof, they’re gone. Clickety-click.

    Also, my newsreader can be fooled. If you change your url, or if you’ve just changed your newsfeed, it can lose you, and then, savage brute that I am, I don’t even check. I just kill your blog. Bang bang.

    Sorry, but it’s the necessities of maintaining an excessively large blogroll.

  60. #65 PZ Myers
    February 3, 2008

    No, the blog doesn’t have to be in English, although it should be in a language Google translation tools can handle. I’ve got an “International” section in the blogroll that contains some of those furriners (I can read a little German, though, so I can sorta make sense of those).

  61. #66 Bert Chadick
    February 3, 2008

    I don’t know how you find the time to read all this stuff, but here’s my bit.

  62. #67 BlackSun
    February 3, 2008

    My blurb: “The quest for empirical knowledge and reason gives purpose to life. Supernaturalism, mysticism and religion take it away. The best anyone can do is to attempt to eliminate all beliefs and subjective biases.”

  63. #68 Skeptobot
    February 3, 2008

    A link to my little hobby at Skeptobot would be much appreciated. It’s to vent my spleen on Bad Science and Bad Religion whilst forcing myself through the final stretch of my PhD.

  64. #69 Mike Goad
    February 3, 2008

    Your blog is already in my feed — and I actually read it quite frequently. I don’t know how interesting you’ll find mine, but I do have few regular readers. After a year of blogging as a retiree, I’ve gone back to work on a short term contract as an ops instructor at our local nuclear power plant.

    I very much appreciate your posts on the struggle of science against the idiot creationists.

  65. #70 James McGrath
    February 3, 2008

    Thanks for doing this! My blog is Exploring Our Matrix, so named because it started as an opportunity to talk about some of my side interests, such as religion and science fiction. But it then grew into a forum in which religion and science, video game parodies, and advocacy of a theological outlook opposed to fundamentalism are also included.

    The address of the blog is

    I hope that, even though you do not share my religious outlook, the arguments against pseudoscience and critical evaluation of the claims of young-earth creationists and cdesign proponentsists will keep me from being deleted…at least for a while! :)

  66. #71 Capularis
    February 3, 2008

    Hi PZ,

    Thanks for Pharyngula, I check your site multiple times a day.

    I do an entry level evolution blog at –
    and I vent at –


  67. #72 Robin Zebrowski
    February 3, 2008

    I’ve never linked my blog in any of your open calls before, but I’m feeling ambitious today, so I will. I’ve been reading you since way back before the Scienceblogs move. No one has more tentacles than you.

    I’m a philosopher and cognitive scientist, atheist and PhD student on the job market. I blog short bursts of information (I don’t know how well my entries come through on a reader – the format and layout of my blog tend to dictate my posting style).

  68. #73 Simon G
    February 3, 2008

    My turn – I run henry – the human evolution news relay, where I cover topics about, well, human evolution (genetics, linguistics, human prehistory, anthropology, psychology).



  69. #74 Jonathan
    February 3, 2008

    My humble blog, where I post about religion, atheism and anything else I feel like. I think it has the syndication thing.

  70. #75 Kevin C.
    February 3, 2008

    An atheist Republican Alaskan with a B.S. in physics. I make sure to update at least twice a week (via my “Physics Friday” and “Monday Math” features).

  71. #76 Bob Lane
    February 3, 2008
  72. #77 Stanton
    February 3, 2008

    Do Deviantart accounts count as blogs?

  73. #78 Don
    February 3, 2008

    I write a general-purpose blog which ends up focused on politics and/or religion 90% of the time.

  74. #79 Dave McRitchie
    February 3, 2008

    My blog “The View from Here” is generally about the irrational aspects of all religions with emphasis on the atheist viewpoint. I also publish the odd article or book review on science, especially evolution, refuting the creationist view. Now and then a political rant sneaks in there if it relates to religion.

    While not wishing to be another Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch fame, I am particularly down on all aspects of Islam which I feel represents a very real threat to Western values of freedom, democracy and separation of church and state.

  75. #81 Tom Levenson
    February 3, 2008

    Thanks for the invitation, PZ. (And thanks for the link to my post about Bush policy towards overdosing heroin users — I never knew there were that many tubes leading to my site…)

    My blog is The Inverse Square Blog, mostly concerned with science as it intersects public life, with history of science and little of whatever else I feel like thrown in. It’s URL is

    Top of the amnesty to you….Tom

  76. #82 Tom Rees
    February 3, 2008
    Science group of the British Humanist Association. Updates usually a couple of times a week on, well, things related to science and humanism…

  77. #83 tomh
    February 3, 2008

    @#53 Eisenhower is the one who enthusiatically signed the bill putting “In god We Trust on all US coins.

    Well, he was hardly the first, Lincoln had that distinction. “In God We Trust” first appeared on the 1864 two-cent coin. It disappeared about about 20 years later and reappeared on all US coins in 1938. Since then all coins have carried the inscription.

  78. #84 Podblack
    February 3, 2008

    The recent blog host of the Skeptic’s Circle!
    Contributor to Tangled Bank, Feminist SF Carnival and Linaeus’ Legacy!
    The one, the only – PodBlack Cat blog at!

  79. #85 MarkP
    February 3, 2008

    Sporadically posting about atheism, television, um lots of stuff, not really a central theme. Need to do an update on the atheist symbol thing…

  80. #86 banana slug
    February 3, 2008
    We are Banana Slug, perhaps the only site with the expertise to tackle essential topics ranging from the role of pancakes through history to Chuck Norris’ toupee to dogs eating poop.
    Oh, and Angela Lansbury as an enduring sex symbol. No, really.
    And we are the official home of the Christmas Rapture.

  81. #87 Kieran
    February 3, 2008

    Jacks of Science is a tongue-in-cheek science blog, with a zoology/computational physics slant. Also, we’re from Canada!

  82. #88 Podblack
    February 3, 2008
  83. #89 Nadia
    February 3, 2008

    Yay. Go number 87!
    No central theme – just things I find interesting or annoying enough to write about.

  84. #90 Berto
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is full of AWESOME documentaries about philosophy, science and the beauty of the natural world (lots of video goodness). More than anything, I try to show the awesomeness of reality, although I do have my days when I just have to mock stupidity and let them have it.

    Oh yeah, and I update it almost daily… Hope everyone likes it!

    Peace out!

  85. #91 IanR
    February 3, 2008

    A below-average bout of creativity led to a blog named Further Thoughts.

    If you’re bored enough, there’s Omphaloskepsis.

    And then there’s Plant News.

  86. #92 John Landon
    February 3, 2008

    How about

    Everyone knows about it, everyone is hush hush about it.

  87. #93 Laurent
    February 3, 2008

    A blog about Swiss cheese. Almost.

  88. #94 David
    February 3, 2008

    My blog:

    Updated daily with the latest videos, news, and documentaries on science, religion, and atheism.


  89. #95 Muse142
    February 3, 2008

    That is a mighty long blogroll right thar.

    And I spose I’mma make it a bit longer.

    :) Hope you likes it. I know I’ll be checking out a lot of the people who post here.

  90. #96 artificialhabitat
    February 3, 2008

    Not been going for long. Trying to be a marine biology blog, been getting sidetracked a bit lately. Have some more science posts in the pipeline.

  91. #97 miller
    February 3, 2008

    Add me! It’s physics/puzzles/atheism/skepticism!

  92. #98 Sid Schwab
    February 3, 2008

    Surgeonsblog. Mostly about surgery and the mind of a surgeon (not an oxymoron), with occasional flights into anti-religious rants and left wing politics.

  93. #99 Masks of Eris
    February 3, 2008

    Ah, a graduate student of mathematics from the far-off and weird land of Finland. Humor, Finn-things, bright (or Bright) and shiny things, maybe mathematics (most often not), and loud laughter at religion.

    The blog:

    And I guess this is the feed:

  94. #101 Menefreghismo
    February 3, 2008

    The shoddy ideas and research that underpin popular nutritionism and ‘natural living’ are passing unchallenged in UK and this is an attempt to rectify that..

  95. #102 Archaeopteryx
    February 3, 2008

    If you link to my blog, my life will be complete. The link is

    Random posts about random subjects. Lately it’s turned into a “I hate Huckabee” blog. I’m really trying to get control of that.

  96. #103 Greg Downey
    February 3, 2008

    PZ, I’m a frequent reader of Pharyngula since I stumbled upon your blog looking for material on phenotypic plasticity (I think I was trying to track to Slijper’s Goat at the time). Several colleagues and I have begun putting a blog together on the relation between brain science and anthropology. There’s some material on evolution, and it’s pretty godless, if you want to know the truth.

    We’ve been at it for around two months, but we’ve got about 60 posts and a few thousand hits.

  97. #104 Ross Nixon
    February 3, 2008 Intelligent criticism – to either keep you informed, or amused (depending on your POV).

  98. #105 Jeff
    February 3, 2008

    Speedkill – Liberal politics and atheism, more or less.

  99. #106 Steff
    February 3, 2008

    quird — my ramblings about atheism, feminism, science, and anything else I find interesting.

  100. #107 holbach
    February 3, 2008

    tomh @ 83 I stand corrected for an oversight. What I should have said was that “In god We Trust” became the
    national motto of the Unuted States. This is far more
    injurious than the earlier placing of that insane nonsense
    on our money, and one to which we all take particular
    and obvious umbrage.

  101. #108 mikebok
    February 3, 2008

    Barely started, like my career in science, but still hopeful.

  102. #109 Krystalline Apostate
    February 3, 2008

    Be interesting to me.

    At least I’m interesting (& not really, really boring).

  103. #110 Joe M
    February 3, 2008

    I’m a fan of science and a foe of stupidity. Often a very, very angry foe.

    Thanks in advance for the link!

  104. #111 Russell Seitz
    February 3, 2008

    PZ seems to enjoy linking Adamant’s Post Modern Geoology articles , but there is considerably more

  105. #112 SFP
    February 3, 2008

    A small fish here, who blogs about reading and books, generally fiction.

  106. #113 Natasha
    February 3, 2008

    Atheism, feminism, sociology, and grad school. I hope there’s something of interest in there!

  107. #114 Jay
    February 3, 2008

    Been reading Pharyngula for a while (pretty sure I found this blog through Making Light), finally de-lurking to participate in this. I run a semi-amusing and only mildly interesting tumblelog at which my Mom says is the best blog she has ever seen. And I don’t think she would lie.

  108. #115 Andrew
    February 3, 2008

    Ah, Big Block O’Cheese Day…

  109. #116 3+speckled
    February 3, 2008

    Rheumatology for the masses, although the masses haven’t figured that out yet.

  110. #117 Susan Cogan
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is called The Sword of Freedom and I discuss mostly 1st Amendment issues, but frequently wander into other topics.

  111. #118 Andrew
    February 3, 2008

    Ah, Big Block O’Cheese Day…

  112. #119 Jon
    February 3, 2008

    Can I submit HolfordWatch? We take a critical look at some of media nutritionist Patrick Holford’s ideas about nutrition, and at CAM and nutrition in general:

  113. #120 OmegaMom
    February 3, 2008

    I blush at my offering. All these grand science-y and atheist-y blogs. Mine is a boring mommy blog with an occasional adoption ethics post: OmegaMom.

  114. #121 Brian English
    February 3, 2008

    My philosophical meanderings.

  115. #122 Ian
    February 3, 2008

    I update more between school semesters, but for now I’m around 2-5 posts per week.

  116. #123 rich (richmanwisco)
    February 3, 2008

    Hi PZ-
    I’m a sometime commenter on your regular posts and I have you linked from my blog as well. Mine’s primarily a photoblog with occasional wit and wisdom from yourself and Phil Plait. Thanks in advance. Here’s the feed link:

  117. #124 Deborah
    February 3, 2008

    Hmmm… well, okay.

    Feminism, atheism, NZ politics, some Australian issues, living as an immigrant in a strange land

    And a post of mine you might enjoy:

  118. #125 blue collar scientist
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is a little more than a month old:

  119. #126 Miriam
    February 3, 2008

    Hi from your student host at Scripps. Science, technology, and geekery from a marine biologist & a journalist at

  120. #127 susanbrown
    February 3, 2008

    Random stuff, but since I’m in ATX, I’ve been writing a little bit about the craziness going on with our State Board of Education for the past couple of months.

  121. #128 Tom
    February 3, 2008
  122. #129 James O'Malley
    February 3, 2008

    It’d be ace if you could check out my blog at

    You might enjoy the religion section.

  123. #130 Vera
    February 3, 2008

    Wishing Doesn’t Make It So, as true now as when I started.

  124. #131 James Cronen
    February 3, 2008

    Hi PZ,

    I can’t turn down an opportunity like this. My name’s James Cronen, and I’m a physics teacher and overall good guy who recently re-launched his blog.

    I write about physics, education issues, technology, presenting physics ideas to non-physicists, and other random junk. I’m a big advocate for teaching physics to all, even if just conceptually, and I think the world would be a much better place if everyone thought like scientists. (Duh!)

    Here’s the URL:


  125. #132 Village Green
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is about everything I’m interested in, including life in Akron OH, politics, the Kinks, theatre, green issues and atheism. I’m a drama teacher and I love to read science blogs. You’ve been in my reader since I first set it up — I’d be honored to be in yours.

  126. #133 fontor
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is Good Reason

    I’m an liberal ex-Mormon atheist linguist who listens to a lot of music. If only I had some kind of niche.

  127. #134 Sungold
    February 3, 2008

    I write on feminism, progressive politics, parenting, and the occasional cat at Kittywampus.

    I’m a non-sciencephobic women’s studies instructor and a mere agnostic (but a staunch anti-theocrat).

    And I’m gonna keep reading you and linking to you whether you add me or not. Just yesterday your post on truck nutz inspired me to reflect on their deeper meanings. :-)

  128. #135 PhysioProf
    February 3, 2008

    Hey, PZ! I’m DrugMonkey’s co-blogger here at Scienceblogs, but I’ve also got my own blog:

    Thanks for the blogroll generosity. I have no idea what you mean by “RSS” and “Atom”, so I hope WordPress provides those things.

  129. #136 kevin z
    February 3, 2008

    Everyone is doing it, why the heck not.

    I write at Deep Sea News, my own blog is The Other 95% and you should be reading and supporting The Beagle Project!

  130. #137 k8
    February 3, 2008


    I’m an English dept. type with an MLS who studies composition and rhetoric and print culture. I very well could be boring, but I sure hope I’m not

  131. #139 Tom Wood
    February 3, 2008

    Animated editorial cartoons in a blog:

  132. #140 K. D. Cline
    February 3, 2008

    Hi Dr. Myers,

    Thanks for only using your powers for good. I have just started a little blog that is primarily about environmental communication and information resources for local and global environmental issues.

    Thanks again,

    Kent D. Cline

  133. #141 Darren
    February 3, 2008

    My blog is called Darren’s Diatribe and it is mainly about skepticism and stupid things which annoy me.

  134. #142 Alex
    February 4, 2008

    Pretty insect pictures, and how they got there:

    Myrmecos Blog.

  135. #143 Capularis
    February 4, 2008

    I’ll second Myrmecos – insects extraordinaire.

  136. #144 steppen wolf
    February 4, 2008

    The skeptical alchemist – melting pot of science, current events and the absurdities of human nature

    Been on hiatus in the past few months, but I am going at it again :)

  137. #145 virgotex
    February 4, 2008

    Hey PZ, many thanks for your generosity, also for using “profigately” in a positive sense, as it’s one of my favorite words. Thanks also for today’s post on cells/casinos, which helped move along a completely unrelated train of thought I was entertaining.

    As to whether I’m entertaining enough to stay blogrolled, I make no guarantees, but I do what I can.
    I yam what I yam: virgotext

  138. #146 Australian Atheist
    February 4, 2008

    My blog sucks but I try to post every couple of days anyway.

    Mediocrity is best served tri-weekly.

  139. #147 David Weisman
    February 4, 2008

    Thank you!

    I’ll do my best not to get boring.


  140. #148 Jeremy Schiff
    February 4, 2008

    Hey PZ, I just started my blog today, I hope you will find it interesting. =)

  141. #149 Ron Brown
    February 4, 2008

    The Frame Problem:



  142. #150 Kyle
    February 4, 2008

    Great timing! Just moved into a new home the other day:

  143. #151 Uncle Mike
    February 4, 2008

    I’m new to this, hoping to get better.

    Thank you

  144. #152 Ron
    February 4, 2008

    I cover Christian fundamentalism. Just posted an article asking whether Jesus is a space alien.

  145. #153 The Samurai Radiologist
    February 4, 2008

    My new blog on radiology and medical imaging:

    Not Totally Rad — Shedding Invisible Light on Medical Imaging

  146. #154 rutty
    February 4, 2008

    You know, I really should get me one of those blogroll thingies ;)

    I do all of my blog reading via Bloglines and I always look forward to the latest Pharyngula updates. I have no idea how you find the time to update so often!

    Anyway, mine is here.

    I promise to add a Blogroll today – and I’m going to be visiting lots of links from here too

  147. #155 Circe
    February 4, 2008

    It’s me. I moved/renamed my blog a while back. I’m currently taking a Biology and Biology Lab class so my blog is all fraught with, you know, science-y words and stuff.

  148. #156 Shawn Wilkinson
    February 4, 2008

    Classes keep me busy (2 senior labs, undergradtuae physics research project, finisihing the loose ends of a senior thesis in chemical physics, and finishing my language unit), but this “Mardi Gras break” has allowed me to finish working on those to HOPEFULLY allow me to update my webblog more than once a month.

    Hope the Pharyngulers enjoy! :)

  149. #157 alison
    February 4, 2008

    I lurk here lots & thoroughly enjoy reading your site & many of the others that you link to. I know I’m not in the same league – but if you do want to add the ‘Bioblog’ it’s aimed at senior secondary school biology students (although I’d like to think it’s read more widely than that!): – sorry, I’m a teckonological incompetent & I’m not sure if we have an RSS feed yet (blush)

  150. #158 DJDeedle
    February 4, 2008

    I’m actually a podcast blog, and music at that, so I’m not sure if I qualify. But as long as you are offering, please stop by and give a listen to my weekly ‘cast. I’m also a member of the “out campaign,” and my site proudly bears the scarlet A.

  151. #159 wheatdogg
    February 4, 2008

    Oh, well, what the hell … I’ve posted here before.

    Wheatdogg’s World: either or if you can’t resolve it, Just one, not both!

    I visit your blog at least once a day to be educated, inspired and amused. Reciprocation is not necessary (or may not be possible.)

  152. #160 N.B.
    February 4, 2008

    I can’t pass up free exposure!

    Discourses on science, health, ethics, politics and medicine by a pharmacy student with a lot on his mind:

  153. #161 Gary Williams
    February 4, 2008

    A blog on the mind and the brain, discussing the philosophy and science of the mind.

  154. #162 Midwestern Gent
    February 4, 2008

    T’would be an honor to be blogrolled here.


  155. #163 Optimus Primate
    February 4, 2008

    I’m not sure how long my blog about being a heathen in the Heart of Dixie would keep you interested, but feel free to take a peek:

  156. #164 Elaine Warburton
    February 4, 2008

    Latest on genetics with a touch of health added in.

    Big fan of yours.

  157. #165 Amanda
    February 4, 2008

    On being a student, on paleontology, with a little bit of evolution vs. ID/Creationism thrown in to taste.

    Thanks…I love your blog.

  158. #166 Brian Schmidt
    February 4, 2008

    Blog on science, politics, and miscellania. I specialize in challenging climate denialists to bets over global warming.

    An old but potentially interesting post is a fictional dialog with a space alien disagreeing with your position on the probability of alien intelligence:

    Hope you like it!

  159. #167 locksmyth
    February 4, 2008

    A blog that has no specific theme, I just make posts about things that catch my attention, mostly it is the develop i.e. practice written communication skills.

  160. #168 defaithed
    February 4, 2008

    What timing – I had just started putting together my online outpost:

    The subtitle is “A layman’s journey from religion to reason”. Yes, there’ll be just the sort of commentary on religion that you’d expect from a site named “Defaithed”. But I’ll be keeping the tone positive by focusing on what’s really important to me: the world of science and reason, which is just jaw-droppingly fantastic, even for a laboratory-less layman.

    While there’s not much there yet, there will be. I can thank my addiction to Pharyngula (and its allied sites) for giving me the impetus to finally write.

  161. #169 defaithed
    February 4, 2008

    Sorry, I should add to my earlier post:

    The full RSS feed URL, should a newsreader require the extra appendage, is:

  162. #170 R N B
    February 4, 2008

    On the small chance that you read down this far:

    One post per day. Every day. 100-200 carefully chosen original words.

    If one theme it is marketing hype. Where economics meets evolutionary psychology.

    Plus the usual subjects described above. Science. Stats. Religion. etc.

    Reduce to Common Sense

  163. #172 Jolly Bloger
    February 4, 2008

    The Jolly Bloger!

    Anti-religion, pro-science, with a pirate-y twist.

  164. #173 Daniel Harper
    February 4, 2008

    I’m over there at It’s mainly political stuff and movie/book reviews, but it’s really just whatever’s on my mind. I’m also trying to get a bachelor’s in biology, when I can take the money and time to take the classes.

  165. #174 Phineas
    February 4, 2008

    PZ had posted my squid in a suit poster here once before, but just to be sure I’m properly on the bandwagon with everyone else my site is

    It contains a significant amount of cephalopod content. Including today’s post and this bit of tentacled political activism.

  166. #175 kezdro
    February 4, 2008

    Well, depending on if you’re interested in someone who does/may have Schizoid and Avoidant Personality Disorders, check out

    It’s new, and it’s pretty much meant to log my attempts to get over it all, and my self-analyses of what’s going on. As such, it (should) only be stuff connected with the obvious topic. I’ll make a new blog if I want to chat about what I had for dinner (a-hahaha..yeah, right). I’m fairly constantly writing down stuff about it, so I might as well publish it. Depending on your neuroscience interests, it may be more interesting to your psychological comrades than you.

  167. #176 Ron Murphy
    February 4, 2008

    Wasn’t sure what it was going to be, but it’s finding its own content, mostly fired by other blogs. Ramblings

    A link would be appreciated.

  168. #177 Courtney Stoker
    February 4, 2008

    Attacking the right-wing and god-fearing since…a year ago.

  169. #178 PAN webmistress
    February 4, 2008

    We’re all fresh and newly updated – Pennsylvania Nonbelievers.

    PZ, I’m a fan and I will ruthlessly pilfer your content when appropriate to our topic – with due credit given. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  170. #179 PAN webmistress
    February 4, 2008

    We’re all fresh and newly updated – Pennsylvania Nonbelievers.

    PZ, I’m a fan and I will ruthlessly pilfer your content when appropriate to our topic – with due credit given. Thank you for your wonderful blog!

  171. #180 Jen
    February 4, 2008

    Well, I’m just now dabbling in the strange land of Blogtopia, but I’m at Trifling Ideas. Really little fish. Like maybe a guppy… Or something…


  172. #181 Vegan Atheist
    February 4, 2008

    The prospect of being read by the esteemed PZ Myers was just the motivation I needed to write my first couple of posts. Maybe the knowledge that you’re reading my blog will keep me posting at least once a month, too! 😛

    I can be found at A Vegan Atheist.

  173. #182 malendras
    February 4, 2008

    I would love to post my blog here, only problem is… my only blog is on myspace, and I mostly update with personal matters. It does get me thinking about starting a ranting/personal views blog though…

  174. #183 Cubik's Rube
    February 5, 2008

    Gosh, well if it’s really that easy… is where I sporadically try to be a srs intarwebs journalist, and I’m told it’s occasionally entertaining. Thanks for this, PZ!

  175. The Christian SETI Alliance ( is devoted to the proposition that Young Earth Creationists possess a medieval and hugely embarrassing worldview by insisting that the Earth is the only possible location for life in a universe of around eighty billion galaxies. The author, a Christian trenchantly opposed to Young Earth Creationism, reflects on how a literacy in Science aids and enhances a sense of the numinous.

    Lastly, an invitation is made to join our BOINC distributed computing group at SETI@Home to help search for alien life elsewhere in the Universe.

  176. #185 Humble Woodcutter
    February 5, 2008

    Hi! Free Range Academy here, we are atheist, science-intensive, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting unschoolers seeking to distance ourselves from the usual misconceptions about home education by flinging ourselves onto your blogroll, and your mercy. Cheers!

  177. #186 Mike the Englishman
    February 5, 2008

    The Odd Blog – where I talk a load of old toot about politics, atheism, egalitarianism, some stuff, some other stuff, a bit of this, some of that and WOW! Some of that other thing!

    Yeah, well. I don’t want your expectations to be too high.

  178. #187 Bekki Bedow
    February 5, 2008

    This is my blog..I talke about a variety of quirky topics…emphasis on quirky.

  179. #188 Jessika
    February 5, 2008

    Not sure that all my topics would be your primary interests, but over at Middle Raged Punk I blog about a variety of things. Civil liberties, video games, some anti-religious stuff, and geek topics.

  180. #189 Stephen Bain
    February 6, 2008

    I tend to rant a lot over at
    Sceptical Rants.

    Generally it’s pseudoscience (creationism and ID especially) and religion that piss me off, but there’s other stuff too…

  181. #190 Tom
    February 6, 2008

    Open Source Me.

    I’m a little right wing (but still an ardent atheist and skeptic) – I need to add some more skeptical and tech posts to get a better mix.

  182. #191 Demosthenes
    February 6, 2008

    Shadow of the Hegemon.

    You add me to your reader, I’ll add you to mine. Mostly political, but I’m really pondering writing a long series about my deep and abiding love for Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney.

    (It is indeed a love that will echo through the ages.)

    Oh, and I’ve been around since 2002. Started around two weeks after Atrios, in fact, though I used to have updating issues which are long since rectified. So there’s that.

  183. #192 Tom
    February 6, 2008

    Open Source Me.

    I’m a little right wing (but still an ardent atheist and skeptic) – I need to add some more skeptical and tech posts to get a better mix.

  184. #193 ThumpThumpEyes
    February 6, 2008

    PZ, I’m a big fan of your blog, I’ve learnt a lot there…please..dont ever stop!! ;-D

    I’m a blog beginner, take a look.

  185. #194 Jake
    February 7, 2008
  186. #195 JavaElemental
    February 7, 2008

    Jeez, I have to catch up on my reading more often. May I submit my little blog? It’s Coffee House Poetry. I write about a variety of topics — whatever catches my fancy — science, medicine, politics, religion, atheism, puns, creative writing, random weirdness . . . kind of a catch-all.


  187. #196 Rob Singleton
    February 9, 2008

    In honor of Blogroll Amnesty Day I have added your blog link to my blogroll at Please link mine to yours in return. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me at Thank you!

    Rob Singleton

  188. #197 Ethan Fulwood
    February 10, 2008

    My blog on anthropology and what-not, The Caveman’s Corner.

  189. #198 Ben Abbott
    February 10, 2008

    Since the subjects of politics and religion are taboo everywhere else, I do a lot of it here 😉

  190. #199 Matthew Noggle
    February 10, 2008

    My blog is a multi-authored blog on science topics, grad-school life, food, and music. Eclectic.

  191. #200 darkdaughta
    February 16, 2008

    “Evolution, development, and random biological ejaculations from a godless liberal”

    That’s wonderful, especially the last phrase…random biological ejaculations…
    You should win the sexy atheist award just for that choice of words. :)

    I can’t enter the atheist competition…I’m more of a goddess worshiping kind of girl.

    But, I would like to request space on your blogroll and would also like to add you and your ejaculatory self to my blog roll if this post isn’t too late and you haven’t moved on to other topics.

    I’ll definitely be back as you’ve put a little smile on my face which has left me feeling curious about what else lurks here and there on this blog.



  192. #201 Big Dave
    April 23, 2008

    Is it too late to get involved here?

    I’ve only just starting blogging, and as I was walking home iremembered this thread, so thought I’d throw my blog in and see what happens.

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