Tomorrow, March 9, will be the 50th birthday of Dr. Paul Myers the University of Minnesota at Morris, Biology Department, better known to the blogging community as PZ of Pharyngula. We're going to celebrate this august occasion in the only way bloggers know, by having a blogfest. Whether PZ has been a friend, role model, or fierce debating partner, we hope you'll join us in recognizing him for his contributions to our corner of the blogosphere. All day tomorrow, Grrlscientist, Coturnix and I will be posting links to PZ's birthday greetings.
If you have a post for PZ on your blog, pictures of calamari, glowing tributes, haiku, dedicated posts, or simple best wishes, let us know and we'll add you to the linkfests. Our e-mails are: grrlscientist at gmail dot com, coturnix at gmail dot com, or archymarquis at aol dot com. If you don't have a blog, add something to the comments at any of the linkfests and Mrs. PZ will make sure he reads every one (note: prayers for conversion and angry denouncements will be disemvoweled on sight, so don't bother).
After you send your best wishes, hang around and read the others, join the virtual party, have some virtual cake, help us keep Coturnix away from the virtual punchbowl (we don't want a repeat of what virtually happened last year).
Check back in as the day progresses. There will be more fun and surprises all day. I'm saving my contribution for last (mostly because I'm not finished with it)
Update 1: It looks like Coturnix has the first linkfest up already. Since I'm on the West coast, I'll probably have the last one tonight. The real rush begins tomorrow morning at Grrlscientist's.
Update 2, Thursday midnight: The clock just rolled over into the new day, which means it realy is PZ's birthday here in the time zone of his birth. So, let the bells toll and let us celebrate with this linkfest.
The man himself admits it.
The world's best known atheist starts us out with a poem, dashing several stereotypes in one shot.
Sean Carroll at Cosmic Variance.
Discovering Biology in a Digital World
Nonoscience (it's a trick post, try highlighting it)
Hot Cup of Joe
Evolving Thoughts has a Gilbert and Sullivan moment.
Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)
Dynamics of Cats
Update 3, Friday, late morning: PZ has noticed that something is happening in the blogosphere, and the links continue.
Cocktail Party Physics
John Wills Lloyd
Reed Cartwright at Panda's Thumb
3 Quarks Daily
The Two Percent Company
Memoirs of a Skepchick
Geoff Coupe's Blog
Update 4. Later, that same day:
The Questionable Authority
The Island of Doubt
The Voltage Gate
Science Made Cool
The Daily Transcript
Aurora Walking Vacation
The Disgruntled Chemist
Dubito Ergo Sum
Another History Blog
Thoughts in a Haystack
Broken Springboards All the Way Down
The Thermal Vent
Dave at The Galloping Beaver shares the same birthday.
Sunbeams from Cucumbers
Update 5, End of the birthday day: It's almost midnight in the timezone of PZ's birth, but if any more contributions show up, I'll post another update tomorrow morning.
Adventures in Ethics and Science
Brent Rasmussen at Unscrewing the Inscruitable
Red State Rabble
The Inoculated Mind
Wanderin' Weeta (With Waterfowl and Weeds)