Our First Links

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The Panda's Thumb is already getting some notice around the blogosphere. Our first few links:

Kieran Healy of Crooked Timber recommends us as a follow up to a brief review of the Brian Leiter/Lawrence VanDyke controversy.

Brian Leiter has also given us a plug, along with his usual plainspoken bluntness.

And Tim Sandefur of the Freespace blog gives us a push, while taking us to task, as a self-declared "hardcore Dawkins fan", for choosing a Gouldian title. I know that Tim is also a major Daniel Dennett fan as well, but I didn't tell him that one of the possible names I was bandying about for this blog was "Darwin's Dangerous Idea Logs".

Thanks for the links, folks.

Update: Thanks also to Skeptical Notion for their mention of The Panda's Thumb.

And add Catallaxy to the list.

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A group of prominent scientists, philosophers and other interested parties have begun the blog Panda’s Thumb, dedicated to “defending the integrity of science against all attempts to weaken it, distort it, or destroy it.” Check back regularly! See you ... Read More

The Panda's Thumb is a new group weblog that is getting a lot of early attention (here, here, and here). It has been organized to do battle with the evil forces of Intelligent Design (ID). Clearly, this weblog results from Read More

It's sad that we've come to the point that something as basic as "science" needs to be defended, but luckily for us, a bunch of scientists have created the blog Panda's Thumb which is dedicated to (in their words) "defending... Read More

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Our First Links Ed Brayton posted Entry 12 on March 24, 2004 10:21 AM. Trackback URL: http://degas.fdisk.net/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/11 The Panda\'s Thumb... Read More


Uh-oh. Trying to promote a Dennett/Dawkins axis in this crowd would have gotten you at least one wail of protest.

I can only assume you’ve overlooked my powerful and influential blog. :)

Personally, since you’ll be addressing IDers, I would have called it “The Panda’s Middle Finger”


LOL. That idea was discussed and set aside as a tad too inflammatory.


Sorry, I hadn’t noticed that one. I’m sure there are others I haven’t noticed as well. There must be for all the traffic we’re getting this early.

technocratic will catch them over the next few days. It’s a good idea, with a lot of solid – and expert – bloggers.

What’s not to like? A lot of us are merely flogging opinions that are a bit short of “expert”…myself included. I’m quite good at what I do, and am certainly an expert in it, but it’s not interesting enough to blog on.…

Science is.

Got here via Political Animal, Kevin Drum’s new blog.

I mentioned a year ago how utterly disappointing the lack of evolution was in the blogosphere, but lately, esp. since Myers, Zimmer [!!], the Leiter/Brayton axis of Van Dyke humiliation, and now this, I can say every expectation has been exceeded. And I couldn’t be happier.

Just added an EvoWiki link.

What do you think about elections?

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