I’ve been meaning to write an entry about Pharyngula for, well, a couple of months now. I keep rediscovering it and each time I do I make a mental note to blogroll it and write something about it and then I end up forgetting to do so until the next time I come across it for some reason. It’s a science blog written by Paul Z. Myers who is an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris and he’s infinitely smarter about biology and evolution than I could ever hope to be. Each time I stumble across the site—this time it was because he left a comment here at SEB—I find myself reading through all the entries I missed since the last time I was there. Granted, I’m geek in general and a science geek in particular so it probably goes without saying that I’d love a blog written by an associate professor of biology. For example, the next time someone tries to use the “human eyes are irreducibly complex so Evolution must be false” fallacy on me I’ll have to remember to link to this entry on recent discoveries that show how eyes have evolved over time.
Which isn’t to say that all the entries are long and dry essays about biology. He trashes Creationists pretty well and he has a sense of humor about it. I particularly loved the background image of Monty Python’s Mr. Gumby he used for the quotes from Creationist Phil Skell. Plus he’s got a special Pirate Mode that you can set the blog to that gives it an old fashioned pirate feel. Any guy with a Pirate Mode for his blog is pretty cool in my book. The icing on the cake? He’s got SEB blogrolled. That’s how I came across his site in the first place—it started showing up in our referrer logs.
So go check it out and see what you think. Personally I’m hoping he’ll spare a moment or two to jump into the Evolution debates that crop up here from time to time, especially if one of us screws something up particularly badly. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to make sure to add it to my blogroll.
Oops! Turns out I already had it on there. I’d forgotten that I hadn’t forgotten to add it.