The Scientific Activist

Who is the Hottest Male Science Blogger?

Yes, that’s right, you’re looking right at him (on the sidebar, at least).


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There you go.

According to the blog Flags and Lollipops, yours truly is the third hottest science blogger (and the hottest male science blogger) on the internet. Yes, screw Nature and its Top Five Whatever…. This is much better.

Here are the top five:

  1. Shelley of Retrospectacle
  2. Karmen of Chaotic Utopia
  3. Nick of The Scientific Activist
  4. PZ Myers of Pharyngula
  5. Roland of Notes from the Biomass

I notice that four out of the top five are at Hmmm… it looks like I’m in good company. And, I think that Shelley is available. Not bad.

Now, of course, it’s not clear to me at all exactly how these blogs were ranked or whether there was any scientific basis, blah, blah, blah…. But, come on. Who cares? The post at Flags and Lollipops has lots of fancy numbers, and that’s enough for me.

OK, so why am I really going on and on about some rankings that may or may not have been completely made up? Because I beat PZ Myers. Duh! Yes, suck on that, PZ–you and your website with a hundred times more traffic than mine.

On a side note, this is definitely good news for Gene Expression, since it pretty much vindicates Razib’s fairly obvious mancrush on me. He’ll be ecstatic, I’m sure.

Now I can kick back and wait for the marriage proposals to come rolling in…. Ladies? Shelley?


  1. #1 Shelley Batts
    September 5, 2006

    Nick, you and I are obviously meant to be. 😛

  2. #2 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    Now that is what I’m talking about!

  3. #3 Dave Munger
    September 5, 2006

    I demand a recount!

  4. #4 Karmen
    September 5, 2006

    Hey, now, don’t let me come between you two. Just make sure I get invited to the wedding reception. 🙂

  5. #5 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    Clearly they only had room for one dude with a beard, so your beef is with PZ….

  6. #6 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    No, don’t worry, Karmen. It’s cool. We’ll just all move to Utah…. 😉

  7. #7 Shelley Batts
    September 5, 2006

    Utah? Over my dead (hot) body!

  8. #8 RBH
    September 5, 2006

    PZ Myers is hotter than Tara???? The fix had to be in.

  9. #9 Nick Anthis
    September 5, 2006

    No! Don’t question the methodology, no matter how obviously wrong it is! Then the whole thing will collapse!

  10. #10 Steinn Sigurdsson
    September 5, 2006

    Hey, this is only for some biocrapblogs!
    Typical overgeneralization by the stamp collectors…

    Man, I’d missed the pasty ass post.
    Sad, but true, though, I couldn’t tan to save my life, literally.
    I have empirical data, I’m in California. Fortunately I’ve fled the Silicon Valley for cool foggy coast, so my melanin levels will be unchallenged

  11. #11 Jeff Knapp
    September 5, 2006

    Hey, got Shelly’s phone number? Hot looking AND nerdelicious? How can you go wrong with that combo.

    Never mind, my wife might object.

  12. #12 Tara C. Smith
    September 5, 2006

    They required a pic at technorati…I don’t have one up. So I’ll take my exclusion graciously. 🙂

  13. #13 Abel Pharmboy
    September 5, 2006

    Nick, methinks that the blogosphere would encourage you to father two children, one with Shelley and one with Karmen. What fantabulously gorgeous baby bloggers would result!

    Think about it: even Chrissie Hynde allowed Ray Davies to impregnate her for the sake of the next musical generation.

    P.S. Thank God (or your personal God-equivalent) that someone beat PZ at something…Good on ya, Brother Nick!

  14. #14 Karmen
    September 6, 2006

    Woah, wait… I’m willing to agree to the results here, and I’d even consider parts of Utah (as long as no religious conversions were required) …but there is no way I’m making any more babies.

  15. #15 Nick Anthis
    September 6, 2006

    Don’t worry–you’re safe. The thought of having children is absolutely terrifying to me. Hell, I have enough trouble just taking care of myself.

  16. #16 Nick Anthis
    September 6, 2006

    Apparently, there’s more hotness than I thought on ScienceBlogs. Chris Mooney of The Intersection was named one of 2005’s 10 Sexiest Geeks by Wired. Man, I’d trust Wired to tell me who’s hot. Why not?

  17. #17 PZ Myers
    September 6, 2006

    Oh, come on — look at that photo. You’re like a little choirboy. Obviously, you had an unfair lock on the Catholic priest vote.

  18. #18 Nick Anthis
    September 6, 2006

    Zzzzzziiiiiinnnnng! Ouch.

    OK, I’ll admit that the photo is a couple of years old… but choirboy? That’s taking it a little far.

  19. #19 Joe
    September 7, 2006

    I’ll attest to the fact that Nick is not a choirboy.

    I notice that #1 on the list attends the glorious University fo Michigan. Nick, perhaps an introduction is in order? 😉

  20. #20 Nick Anthis
    September 7, 2006

    It’s true, it’s true.

    Anyways, since you’re the one from Michigan, it sounds like you’re the one who should be giving the introductions. Regardless, though, it looks like Shelley is making her way through Europe. Maybe we can convince her to come rock it in the Ox Box. Who could resist?

  21. #21 Clarissa
    April 30, 2007

    PZ Myers?

    Gimme a break, Nick!

    But I agree with the assessment of you, baby!

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