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The new John Benneth policy

That loopy homeopath, John Benneth, is bragging now that he is the most widely read homeopath in the world, and that his blog has broken all previous viewership records. He’s quite proud of this “accomplishment”. One of the last John Benneth Journal entries for 2010, IN ONE YEAR, has broken all previous viewership records and…

Molly of the Year!

It’s the end of the year, and for a change, we’re going to have an additional Molly award given: this time, for notable contributions throughout the year. Think of it as a Molly with oak clusters for endurance and sustained performance. Leave your nominations right here in the comments. In addition, the winner of this…

One sad Molly, one happy Molly

I’ve tallied up the votes for the November Molly award, and we have two winners: a posthumous and well-deserved award to DominEditrix, and another to the fortunately still living NigelTheBold. Celebrate the recognized contributors, and start thinking about who you liked to read in December…and leave nominations in the comments.

It’s the beginning of another month, and time to announce the Molly winner for October, and that sninily unique Pharyngulistan honor goes to…Mattir. No sooner do I announce one winner, though, than we just move on to collecting nominations for the next one. Leave your comments here declaring your appreciation of some particular person for…

The janitor is annoyed

I’ve had to make some changes to how comments are filtered here. Here is the only allowed html that you can use in any of your comments: <a href=””></a> <b></b> <i></i> <u></u> <s></s> <em></em> <strong></strong> <sub></sub> <sup></sup> <p></p> <br /> <blockquote></blockquote> This is rather minimal text formatting: you can do a little bold, italics, or…

Survivor Pharyngula: The Anti-Climax

I’ve hated those Survivor TV shows for as long as they’ve been on — I’ve never been able to sit through a single episode. Staging a phony zero-sum game and encouraging backstabbing betrayal and vicious psychopathic behavior is not my idea of fun. I have this fantasy version of the game in which there are…

Miss me?

Scienceblogs was down for the count most of the morning — we had some annoying technical glitch on the server, nothing malicious. Now you can read this. Right? If you can’t, let me know by leaving a comment describing exactly how the site is no longer visible, why you can’t comment, and any other strange…

Survivor Pharyngula: The Second Round

I have reviewed the audition tapes you all sent in for Survivor Pharyngula, averaged together the scores given to people who had multiple recommendations, and sorted them into a ranked list, and then arbitrarily threw out everyone who got below a score of 40. Here’s the list of Enemies of the Threads. yanshen71786 Professor Frink…

Survivor Pharyngula: The Audition

Lately, we’ve had a number of threads blow up into furious arguments, which is fine and normal, except that they’ve also been fueled by contributions from an assortment of new (Yay! We like new people!) noisemakers who don’t seem to respond well to argument themselves (Boo!), and there’s been a great deal of non-productive turmoil…

For a long time, TruthMachine has been the only person to have both been awarded a Molly and also been threatened with banning. Now he has to share that distinction with Walton, who has won the Molly for September. Now pick one for October by leaving nominations in the comments. Don’t get all contrary and…