Happy Birthday to Panda’s Thumb!

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Today, March 23, 2005, marks the Panda’s Thumb weblog first year of service. Now we have nearly 900 posts, nearly 22,000 comments, and over 450,000 visits logged by Sitemeter. We’re around ranking #508 in the “Truth Laid Bear Ecosystem”. Site traffic runs about two-thirds that of the TalkOrigins Archive. Happy Birthday, Panda’s Thumb!

This past year, PT brought its readers the first public notice of the Stephen C. Meyer article in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. As a scoop, it was a doozy, leading notice in Nature, Science, and other venues. PT also led with a technical critique of a paper by Michael Behe and David Snoke on evolving complex adaptations. (Both of these are also linked in the “Must Read” sidebar on the right of the PT main page.) This sort of leadership did not go unmissed: Panda’s Thumb ran high in the vote tallies for the Koufax Awards in the “Best Group Blog” category.

We’ve had a lot of laughs at the expense of the Discovery Institute Media Complaints Division, but we’ve also kept in touch with the serious side of all this, which is the integrity of science education in our public schools. There is humor to be had while we take care of serious business, and we’ll be keeping this in mind in the coming year. I’m not sure what to say to the Panda’s Thumb Bar Crew besides, “Thanks, and another round, please.”

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A Weblog Birthday from The Austringer on March 23, 2005 2:18 PM

I write articles at the Panda's Thumb weblog (PT), and today marks its first year of operation. It has been well received this year. The main focus of PT is discussion of evolutionary biology and critiques of antievolution claims. There are some pla... Read More

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Happy Birthday PT. Three Cheers.

Hip-Hip Hooray Hip-Hip Hooray Hip-Hip Hooray

May we be cheering you 150 years from now as we do Darwin’s great contribution that started it all.

Sincerely, Paul

Here’s to another year of fighting the good fight guys. PT ranks right up there with Slashdot and Engadget as the first sites I go to every morning.

happy birthday .… I was on here at 12:15am (bathroom wall) wishing you a happy birthday :)

Happy Birthday! Keep up the good work.

Here’s to Panda’s Thumb:  may it remain a light of reason’s light in the darkness of supersition until light shines everywhere…

and may its battle be won and become of historical interest as soon as possible!

(I know, I know.  But we really do have better things to do, if the anti-science clowns would just grow brains.)

Kids… It’s time to take your fight to the pages of the Washington Post.

Jay Matthew’s, the Education writer has an editorial today in which he basically says: throw ID into the class with evolution and let the kids debate em.

write! write! write!

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I’ve been lurking here for some time, but now seems an appropriate moment to thank the contributors for their efforts and the energy with which they pursue the goals of the site. Cheers,

-TTm

Here’s to the folks at Panda’s Thumb! They celebrate their inaugural year. For their work, the world’s a little less dumb. That’s a cause of good cheer!

Congradulations! Keep up the good work.

–Chris

Many, many happy returns!

I hope your birthday is troll-free.…

Panda’s Thumb has become a mainstay of my day, often the only real intellectual stimulation I get, and the source of innumerable facts and ideas I use in frequent debates. I’m glad there is an official opportunity like this to thank you and wish you continued success.

Cheers!

Congratulations! Kudos for enlightening the world, and staving of the forces of darkness. As a theistic evolutionist, I find myself having to constantly fight those who misuse the faith in order to spread their own tale of lies. This is a place I frequently turn to in order to keep myself informed about the war.

Congratulations! Kudos for enlightening the world, and staving of the forces of darkness. As a theistic evolutionist, I find myself having to constantly fight those who misuse the faith in order to spread their own tale of lies. This is a place I frequently turn to in order to keep myself informed about the war.

Happy birthday and many more!

Congrats, PT is clearly an “intelligent design.”

Wesley R. Elsberry Wrote:

This past year, PT brought its readers the first public notice of the Stephen C. Meyer article in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.

Happy birthday PT! The years sure go by fast when one has lived more than half as long as Dr. Mayr. Speaking of whom, perhaps by the time PT turns 100 there may be another “peer reviewed” ID article.

Re “Congrats, PT is clearly an “intelligent design.”

But was it front loaded?

Henry

And some more congrats! It’s really beneficial (and hopefully adaptive for some people) to have you on the web.

Happy Birthday, PT!

Thanks for helping to educate a guy who didn’t pay enough attention in high school.

A big happy birthday from me too. I’ll be cooking up some chunky BBQ beef joints (perfect examples of intelligent design!) down at Brazos tonight in honour of my worthy PT adversaries!

A big happy birthday from me too. I’ll be cooking up some chunky BBQ beef joints (perfect examples of intelligent design!) down at Brazos tonight in honour of my worthy PT adversaries!

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