Thursday, June 23, 2011

Submit to next edition, won't you?

With the Evolution 2011 meeting just over, we can all get back to blogging. Coincidentally, the next edition of Carnival of Evolution is just one week away, and what better place to get your writings about the conference promoted?

Okay, Pharyngula would be a better place, but after that?

Okay, after that The Colbert Report might be a better place.

But then, getting the attention of those people is as easy as getting Dembski to admit that he can't actually define specified complexity, so a better option is to submit your posts on evolution to Carnival of Evolution. Next edition will be hosted by William Bell on Lessons of Evolution.

From Williams blog: "I'm thirteen years old and I hope to become an evolutionary biologist but I have diverse interests."

Let's urge him along in the right direction by submitting one (good) or two (better) through this link.

See you at Evolution 2012 in Ottawa.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Some carnival lore

Latest edition of CoE was the thirty sixth. ±1.

Going back to the beginning (can be done here if you click on 'past posts'), you will find that the first edition was the first, and the second the second, and so on, all the way up to the fifth, which was the fourth (later rectified). But then the sixth was the sixth, so all was well for a while. Until the seventh was also the sixth.

But then, if you look at the first sixth, you'll see it wasn't an edition at all, so the seventh really was the sixth. Skipping ahead, the fifteenth was the fourteenth, and rightly so, but then, alas, so was the sixteenth (which no longer exists). However, the seventeenth was the sixteenth, so now all was then in order again. And has been ever since, actually.

Just checking. Nothing to see here. Move along.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

36th edition is up, already

The 36th Carnival of Evolution is now up at Greg Laden's blog.

Also, if you have any thoughts on what the relevance of blog carnivals are, please see this discussion.