Happy Christmas

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Am shutting up shop for Christmas - see you on the other side!

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Merry Christmas, Darren!

By Andreas Johansson (not verified) on 22 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry sol invictus and happy new year!

By Marco Tedesco (not verified) on 22 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas Darren! Long-time lurker - your blog's provided many hours of entertainment and distraction from my (maths) degree over the years. See you in the new year!

By Robin Saunders (not verified) on 23 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Santmas, a happy Getting a New Calendar Day and a terrific Till an Even Newer Calendar Takes the Place of the Next One, Darren!

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By Squiddhartha (not verified) on 23 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Bah! Humbug!

By Forum Troll (not verified) on 23 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas, Darren,

And thanks for another great year of fascinating and thought-provoking Tetrapod Zoology.

I'd also like to wish the best to all the very erudite commenters who contribute making TetZoo the best science blog out there.

Mike

By Mike from Ottawa (not verified) on 24 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy New Year, a belated Happy Winter Solstice, and have a nice Winterval!

Echoing Mike from Ottawa, all the best to the commenters, too!

Despite my own remark about the erudition of the commenters here, it only just (D'oh!) occurred to me to ask the commenters here (or Darren if he pops in) what they think of Michel Laurin's 'How Vertebrates Left the Water'. I'd be interested in an update on Jenny Clack's 'Gaining Ground' but with more detail than Shubin's 'Your Inner Fish' and was wondering if Laurin's book is any good.

By Mike from Ottawa (not verified) on 25 Dec 2010 #permalink

It's not that detailed, but you should get it anyway.

Of course, Michel supervised my doctoral thesis, so I might be a bit biased... but the book is good at explaining big pictures and phylogenetics. :-)

By David MarjanoviÄ (not verified) on 25 Dec 2010 #permalink

Happy St. Stephen's Day aka Boxing Day

Hope you and yours had a lovely Christmas, and best wishes for the new year.

By David Houston (not verified) on 26 Dec 2010 #permalink

Thanks, David. I will pick up a copy.

"Michel supervised my doctoral thesis"

OK, I expected someone here would have read it, but I shouldn't hav been surprised there's that close a connection.

By Mike from Ottawa (not verified) on 26 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas to you all from me.

By submitshop (not verified) on 26 Dec 2010 #permalink

Merry Christmas, Happy Yule, Happy New Year, a belated Happy Winter Solstice, and have a nice Winterval!

By supratall (not verified) on 27 Dec 2010 #permalink

Just got my Scientific American with your article.

that was a bit of Christmas present.

By David Houston (not verified) on 28 Dec 2010 #permalink

David,

What is the article and what issue of Sci-Am?

By Mike from Ottawa (not verified) on 29 Dec 2010 #permalink