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Aug 29 2011

I got a new t-shirt

Now I have a Life Before the Dinosaurs t-shirt, and you probably don’t. So there.

This is the science blog by a 7-year-old kid. One of the networks ought to snap him up, he’s good … I wonder if we should draft him for Freethought Blogs.

(Also on Sb)

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  1. 1
    Dhorvath, OM

    Seven? Seven! That’s our future, right there. Seven and making an audience about science. Good things, good things.

  2. 2
    butterflyfish

    Thanks for the link, PZ. That kid’s awesome! I vote in his favor.

  3. 3
    Rambling T. Wreck

    I always thought dinosaurs were a little dull. They’re really not that different from anything living today.

    The palaeozoic weirdness that came before was much, much cooler.

    This kid is who I’d like to think I might have been if the web was around in the early 70s. I know I was already fascinated by the extinct weirdness, but I don’t know if I could have described it as lucidly.

  4. 4
    Carlie

    Gives me a 404 error. :(

  5. 5
    Allen L.

    Darn kids these days. Always ahead of old guys like me. I am impressed, his blogging is better than a certain creatards who had a link here a little while ago.

  6. 6
    pinkboi

    I love the stages we geeks go through when we see stuff like this – “damn kid, I should have been doing that when I was his age..” all the way to the last, “wow, this is cool.”

  7. 7
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    Carlie:

    Gives me a 404 error. :(

    It gives me a a 909 error: “You are not worthy.”

  8. 8
    RichardAustin

    Only works as “www.lifebeforethedinosaurs.com”, not without the “www”. Minor DNS issue that can be resolved, if someone can let the guy (or whomever is running the site for him) know.

  9. 9
    Glen Davidson

    Sorry, life began with the dinosaurs (I’m sure even our early mammal ancestors were impressed).

    And they’re still some of the most impressive things around.

    Glen Davidson

  10. 10
    Lauren

    *Adds to blog subscriptions*

    Totally jealous of the shirt! I may have to snatch up one for meself.

  11. 11
    MJtheProphet

    This blog made my day. The kid is awesome, and gives me hope for the future.

  12. 12
    'Tis Himself

    Sorry, life began with the dinosaurs (I’m sure even our early mammal ancestors were impressed).

    I suspect the protista might disagree.

  13. 13
    Cosmic Snark

    I’m jealous. I sent P.Z. “Jesus is coming soon” boxer shorts and he never even thanked me. Harrumph.

  14. 14
    Kirk

    Cosmic,

    Probably if they had P.Z. is coming soon he might have been more interested…

  15. 15
    Anonymosity

    What an interesting dating site entry his interests would make.


    Likes: extinct jawless fish
    Dislikes: mammals

    7 years old? His site puts many grown-up pages to shame.

  16. 16
    Comradde PhysioProffe

    Yeah! Let’s sign the little fucker uppe!

  17. 17
    PZ Myers

    You did? I never received them!

  18. 18
    Birger Johansson

    Ediacarans on a T-shirt! Cool.

    Also, we have the…I don’t recall all the names…synapsids (including Dimetrodon) and the later proto-mammals that dominated the fauna before the great Permian extinction.

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    Sili

    I’m jealous. I sent P.Z. “Jesus is coming soon” boxer shorts and he never even thanked me. Harrumph.

    Intercepted by campus security, no doubt.

  20. 20
    'Tis Himself

    I sent P.Z. “Jesus is coming soon” boxer shorts

    Why would PZ have any interest in some Hispanic’s sex life?

  21. 21
    chigau (違う)

    That looks like a medicine wheel.
    http://www.royalalbertamuseum.ca/human/archaeo/faq/_medwhls.htm

  22. 22
    Juice

    The Vonnegut estate might think that shirt infringes on some intellectual property of theirs. Anyone whose read SH5 knows what I’m talking about.

  23. 23
    LykeX

    I wonder if we should draft him for Freethought Blogs

    A thought comes to mind: Do a “featured blog” service for promising bloggers. Something like, for one week, all their posts are reposted to freethoughtblogs to draw readers to them.

  24. 24
    Carlie

    *sigh* If only my child loved real organisms as much as Pokemon. Sadly, it is not to be.

  25. 25
    Phasic

    That blog is really interesting! Subscribed.

    Great work, kiddo.

  26. 26
    Susannah

    I wonder if we should draft him for Freethought Blogs

    Yes, please!

  27. 27
    FlavorDav

    … for anybody still waiting on today’s post, Art’s amanuensis/mom says, between the hurricane (power still out) and the fall semester, Art’s going to a weekly rather than daily schedule while school’s in session (having posted on 100 creatures in 100 days). And for the record, I’ve an OG LBTD ringer t-shirt …

  28. 28
    mythusmage

    Bookmarked, will be adding to my blogroll shortly.

    I suspect he has an in-house editor for spelling mistakes and the like. :) Still, more than worthy of one’s daily attentions.

  29. 29
    Kamaka

    I wonder if we should draft him for Freethought Blogs.

    I think that’s a grand idea. Though the higher profile may very well attract wingnuts willing to trash-talk a seven-year-old.

    “Hello, son, this is Ray Comfort and I’m here to tell you the good news, and why you are all wrong…”

  30. 30
    chigau (違う)

    Kamaka
    That is a horrifying scenario.

  31. 31
    tim Rowledge

    You did? I never received them!

    It’s always that way; they’ll keep saying they’re coming but whenever the date passes, nothing happens and it’s always somebody else’s fault.

  32. 32
    SQB

    A thought comes to mind: Do a “featured blog” service for promising bloggers. Something like, for one week, all their posts are reposted to freethoughtblogs to draw readers to them.

    Alternatively, I remember some guest posts over at the old other Pharyngula. Why not create a special Free Thoughts Guest Blog for those? So instead of reposting, they’d have to write a post especially for FTB. Also, that would give opportunity for people without blogs to write an occasional post.

  33. 33
    Chris

    That kid is amazing.Make me smile :D

  34. 34
    Jessie

    I like the idea of a Free Thoughts Guest Blog.

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