I was absolutely floored by eugyppius’ decision to publish my email (and link to this blog!) in his recent column, and have been amazed by the support that has been directed toward my writing by it. I’d like to welcome all of my new followers — based on the analytic reports about the many many countries you are coming from, it’s clear that resistance to covidphobia is truly worldwide. Y’all give me hope that we’re nearing the end, at least of the current phase of the struggle.
Just a quick word about what you’re likely to find on this blog. While recently my attention has been directed mainly toward covid, I hope that won’t last forever. Normally, I publish once or twice a week and mostly write about issues related to evolutionary biology, and the political troubles surrounding the field of academic science. I am a personal victim of leftist cancel culture, thanks to this blog — although to my university’s credit they resisted the urge to break the law and try to fire me. I’m an unapologetic right-winger — I have described myself as a libertarian mugged by reality on several occasions — and sometimes post straight-up politics as well, although I do try to keep my political speculations grounded in some of the tools we use in evolutionary biology (e.g. game theory, competition dynamics, etc) as opposed to indulging in basic partisan shitposting. I also post about underground heavy metal music from time to time, as I am an OG metalhead who spent about a decade in between undergrad and grad school LARPing as a musician. There is a chance I’ll start adding content related to homestead farming and homeschooling in the near future, as both of these are my latest “hobbies”.
So anyway I’m glad to get a chance to share my thoughts with you all, and it’s an honor to serve next to you in the trenches of this, our stupidest war ever. Onwards and upwards!