Today, 02 April 2014, is the Sixth Anniversary of the start of this blog. Yes, it’s been that long since our very first post: Clarke’s First Law and Intelligent Design. The next day we posted Discovery Institute: Enemies of the Enlightenment. In the six years since then, we have remained true to our purpose — ridiculing creationism. We explained that purpose on The Curmudgeon’s Two Year Anniversary, and it still looks good to us.
Last year’s anniversary post was number 3,624. This is number 4,341, so we’ve added 717 posts to our humble blog during the past year — almost two per day. Last year at this time we had a cumulative total of more than 1.9 million page-views. We’ll probably be at 2.6 million by tonight. That doesn’t mean anything. Some blogs (but not too many) get that much traffic every year, and a few have much more. We’d have more too if we encouraged flame wars about religion and other social issues, and if we didn’t filter out profanity, but we like to think that we’re running a classy operation here.
Your Curmudgeon is one of the few bloggers on the science side of The Controversy who admits that he’s a Republican (albeit in the almost obsolete Eisenhower-Goldwater-Reagan tradition) and who overtly favors free-enterprise and limited government. That totally confounds the Discoveroids, who claim that they’re engaged in a “scientific” struggle against the atheist, leftist, Darwinist hoards. They don’t know what to do with us, so they ignore us. That’s how we like it.
And so we begin our seventh year of blogging from the fabled CITADEL — the Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the secret global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere, where your Curmudgeon is headquartered in his luxurious underground control room.
Because this post contains no news, go ahead and use the comments as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. And in response to someone’s question, that includes amateur astronomy too. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it!
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