I’m home!

I left Morris on the 19th of January, and finally, here it is the 8th of February and I finally made it back. Now leave me alone. I get a moment to rest, don’t I? That bottle of Irish whiskey I was given in Galway will help.

OK, moment over. Next up: I get to go the the University of Northern Iowa on Wednesday! Don’t say it, I know I’m insane. Anyway, it’ll be an evo-devo talk in the Maucker Union, Hemisphere Lounge, at 7pm. There won’t be much creationist bashing, but I’ll probably spend a few minutes bashing Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini and Mary Midgley, because they’re morons who are abusing evo-devo in the name of making misguided criticisms of evolution. Everyone expects me to growl and gnash the fangs a bit about something, and I wouldn’t want to disappoint.

Then I get to come home again.

Oh, and one last totally random thing in recollection of my wonderful trip to Ireland. Here’s me receiving an award from the University College Dublin Secular Humanist Society…from Captain Jack Sparrow. How awesome is that?


Actually, that’s David, but if ever he wants to become a pirate, I’ll join his crew.


  1. idle.pip.verisignlabs.com says

    I got to see Massimo Pigliucci destroy a creationist in a debate a few weeks ago. It just makes me want to go out of my way to see a PZ Myers, etc, talk on anything. I enjoy that atmosphere in an auditorium where there are people willing to listen (usually, you can spot the creationists by the angry look on their face).

  2. https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawncr0FDc8gdl7yJBz0SJ15D0etcTIOtL0s says

    My goodness, he’s comely.

    I have to hand it to you, bhoyo: As a blogger, you have an impressively short refractory period.

    Ron Sullivan

  3. Qwerty says

    You’d better hope this snow storm is over. I drove though northern Iowa on the way to Kansas City when there was a snow storm. Never again.

  4. jeffreyhatley says

    Come to the east coast next! Specifically Amherst, Massachusetts, and the university therein. (Please!)

  5. Desert Son, OM says

    Welcome back to the States, and with best wishes for safe travel in the snow-packed lands therein.

    Still learning,


  6. recovering catholic says

    It’s probably a good thing we can’t see that crocoduck tie up close. I’d hate to look at all the beer and food stains it must have on it by now. And how many of those dark blue shirts do you own???

    And you are crazy. Wish I had a tenth your energy. Glad you’re back home safe.

  7. Bride of Shrek OM says

    He kind of looks like Angeline Jolie with a mo. And I mean that in a good way.

  8. rni.boh says

    ** Warning – shameless self-promotion **

    I’ve already indulged in a bit of Fodor bashing, including an appropriate quote from Darwin. Fodor must think that Gould & Lewontin was a firm of architects.

  9. Quotidian Torture says

    I need to get me an outfit like that. And an eye patch. And an undead parrot…

    Anyone know where I can get an undead parrot?

  10. geekymonkey.myopenid.com says

    It was great to get to hear your lecture in Galway and have a few minutes chatting. I mentioned what a great time it was on my facebook page and as a result I lost a friend. She just couldn’t deal with the fact that I would associate with someone like yourself (not a creationist). I’m thankful to be cult-free now and allowed to think whatever I want and read whatever I want to find out what’s really going on in this world. Science is the only way. Thanks again.

  11. Shane McKee says

    I can confirm that at PZ’s final engagement in Belfast, the crocoduck tie was immaculately clean.

    [WTF *is* it with Fodor & Midgley and the like – why don’t they *get* it?? It’s not as if they haven’t had people trying to teach them for years]

  12. SelfishGene says

    Can confirm re Shane’s assertion, was in front row in Belfast. PZ, the Belfast PM lecture was excellent and thank you for taking the time on a Friday.

  13. Gavin Golden says

    Hahaha! Yeah I spotted David at Richard Dawkin’s book launch last year and immediately thought: Who’s got more ravenous fans, Dawkins or Depp? :D

  14. Endor says

    I hope Mr. Endor doesn’t mind, but I suddenly feel the need to spend some time in Dublin.

    Welcome home, PZ!

  15. Cycle Ninja says

    Dr. Myers, may I please remind you that if you join a pirate crew, part of the job description will be “chasing wenches.” I think the Trophy Wife might object, and she’s probably better with a cutlass than you.

    Looking forward to the UNI talk tomorrow. Welcome.

  16. El Guerrero del Interfaz says

    He sure looks like a “Pirata” from our local biker MC. And I guess we share similar musical taste too :-)

  17. https://me.yahoo.com/a/znAfKWYGnfs.gdD.2HZSzJTWp.7v20eZeg8-#97a20 says

    I was going to comment on the awesome boots, but…nevermind. Congratulations!