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The Carnival of Evolution: Pharyngula’s Saga

A new and Nordic-tinged Carnival of Evolution (#48) is now up at Pharyngula!

No bugs beyond bacteria, I’m afraid, but there is a photograph taken in the Icelandic Phallological Museum.

I wonder if there are any aedeagi in there…?

Beware of tentacled Berserkers!

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Carnival of Evolution #47 now up at Evolving Thoughts!

Carnival of Evolution 47: All the Evolution News that’s Fit to Blog

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Now at Evolving Thoughts:

Welcome to the 47th edition of the Carnival of Evolution. We have had our science reporters out in force hunting down the best of the blogosphere on evolution and related subjects, and here they are for your delectation and delight and other d-words.

Go there now, and see what the big white ape has in store…

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Carnival of Evolution. It’s got trees…

The 46th edition of Carnival of Evolution is now up at Synthetic Daisies. It’s the Tree edition…
"Carnival of Evolution Tree"
On first scan this carnival seems bug-less…what kind of a tree is that?

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CoE #45 After-math

Well, I am awake early to sweep-up the debris.

After having a stupendous amount of visitors passing through my blog home in the last two days, visits are finally slowing down enough that I can take a breath, restock the fridge and quickly check under the tables and in the bathtub to see if any of my regular visitors were injured in the stampede.

It’s almost embarrassing to show the following graph…

So what happened?

The visits to my humble bug blog were in the range of 80 to 100 visits a day in the week before the Carnival. Here is a breakdown of the top 5 referrers in the first two days of  CoE #45:

Pharyngula 2083

Greg Laden’s Blog 121

Sandwalk  47

Panda’s Thumb  32

Oikos Journal 13

Other referrers (i.e those with less than 10 each) brought in 31 hits; while, most disappointing, the Discovery Institute directed 0 (zero, none) people to CoE #45.

From my perspective, this edition of CoE was succesful. Unfortunately, I have no way (as far as I know) to see how many people clicked on links within the Google Presentation, so if those who contributed could have a peek at their stats and let me know, it would be appreciated! After all, this edition of CoE can only be counted as successful if it benefited those whose posts were published.

Conclusion: in order to host a successful blog carnival, mention squid, wafers, or Pharyngula. I think the Discovery Destitute Institute could particularly benefit from this advice.

Thanks, to everyone (except Jerry Coyne, who is apparently unaware that CoE #45 presentation has a cat†), for participating, and thanks to Bjørn Østman for giving me the opportunity.

Cat and Ladybeetle

If you wish to submit to CoE #46, visit the Carnival of Evolution for guidelines.  You can submit your blog posts at Blog Carnival, or contact the next host at Synthetic Daisies.

See comments….

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Carnival of Evolution #45

Here at last is the Carnival of Evolution. Because there were so few bug-based submissions, I had to change my plans and think of a new approach.   I decided this would be a good time to try the new Google Presentation. This plays for me in the latest edition of Firefox, let me know how it works on your browser.

On with the Carnival! It’s awkward, a bit goofy and tongue-in-cheeky, but it does have bugs.

Best viewed full screen, and then advance page by page rather than starting the slide show. Clicking on links should open them in your browser.

Strange as it may sound, I could not build this Google Presentation in Google Chrome – error messages would not allow it. I switched to Firefox, and it behaved normally.’Normal’ means that what-you-see-may-not-be-what-you-get. Normal means that your typing speed will exceed the speed which Presentations can receive them. Normal means that for long or complex projects, you may be better off using PowerPoint.

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NB Also plays well in Google Chrome.

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Circus of the Spineless #49

At XenogereJason at Xenogere has released his (un)inspired version of  Circus of the Spineless. He was so bereft of theme ideas that he had to look to Rosy the cannibal snail for inspiration.

Now that’s dedication!

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