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Have a goat. Are you the real deal? ThunderkatzHo! 20:38, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

I think he is, yes. Thanks for signing up, and Welcome to the Dollhouse! ħumanUser talk:Human 21:59, 26 June 2008 (EDT)
Lol, yes I am. Although of course if I wasn't I'd probably still say that... The Lay Scientist 22:06, 26 June 2008 (EDT)
You'd be surprised. Vandals around here are often either surprisingly honest. ThunderkatzHo! 22:11, 26 June 2008 (EDT)

Welcome, sorry for the issues surrounding your entry on CP. As I mentioned at your blog, for various reasons CP related news is verboten in according to. I have gone ahead and added it to WIGO and as others have pointed out that's not really a "downgrade" from the main page. And thanks for signing up! tmtoulouse torment 02:11, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

No worries, I was just being a bit dense earlier, lol. The Lay Scientist 07:06, 27 June 2008 (EDT)
Another welcome. And do you love curried goat? --Bobbing up 04:06, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Cheers, and that's not a question I can honestly answer... The Lay Scientist 07:06, 27 June 2008 (EDT)


Shameless. :shakes head.
But we understand. And it's a good blog too. ThunderkatzHo! 22:31, 27 June 2008 (EDT)

Well as it says at the top "...or posted for vanity reasons." lol. Ultimately when you learn to dispense with shame when you start writing a blog :P Actually though, someone else added a link first. And hey, RW is on mine! That's going to get you guys like 2, maybe 3 extra hits a week. The Lay Scientist 23:27, 27 June 2008 (EDT)
No, yes, it was perfectly acceptable to add your blog! That's what it's for! Thanks... ħumanUser talk:Human 23:45, 27 June 2008 (EDT)
Lol, well I don't want to give the impression I'm a hits whore. I'll start making contributions that don't involve me once I get the lay of the land a bit more ;) The Lay Scientist 00:40, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Really, don't worry about it. Your blog is a welcome link, and of course you are welcome here. I understand there is a conflict - "do I blog it, or write it on RW?". You do what you are comfortable with. Anyway, as I said above, welcome. ħumanUser talk:Human 00:58, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Hey, Martin!!!! I actually (I think) started the blogroll, pretty much to plug my own work...doesn't get more shameless than that.-- Asclepius staff.png-PalMD --yada yada 12:39, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Awesome, lol. Well you're on ScienceBlogs now, so obviously it worked! The Lay Scientist 16:57, 6 July 2008 (EDT)

Conservapedia Blogger[edit]

I am amused that the same time you showed up here, Conservapedia also got their own 'shameless' blogger.[1] My favorite line in that block there is:[2]

I have already spent a helluva lot of time responding to those criticisms on Carl Zimmer's blog and my own blog! (see links in my first comment on this talk page) But I have been kicked off of Carl Zimmer's blog, and my own blog gets only about 50 visits per day. In contrast, this talk page is getting thousands of visits per day, so it is obviously a much better forum for publicizing my views.

Aside for him not getting blocked yet for profanity, I'm amused at how many more likely views you're bring us compared to Larry bringing CP. Goat cheese is the best... stuff a date with goat cheese, then wrap it in serrano ham, and then grill that... oh yea... thats the ticket. Mmmm... goat. Much better than curried goat. --Shagie 01:42, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Lol, actually I tried signing up there to contribute, only to find out that my IP seems to be in one of the vaste swathes of banned addresses. The Lay Scientist 04:16, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
I just went to this guy's blog. Eugh, I'm going to have to scrub my eyes now. "This is a site where controversial subjects such as evolution theory and the Holocaust may be freely debated.". On the plus side, you can see him getting absolutely owned in his own comments, lol [3] The Lay Scientist 04:21, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Yea, Larry Fafarman is old school internet crank he pokes around every possible forum for his brand of vitriol. And he is banned from most of them! tmtoulouse torment 04:24, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Hmm.. if he is a Holocaust denier, at some point he's going run into some interesting times at CP. I wonder which sysop will block him. You'll have fun reading this too where he tries to understand conservapedia rules. --Shagie 12:10, 28 June 2008 (EDT)
Ed Poor, jinxmchue, Conservative. I'd say the worse they fare on the internets, the better their CP careers become.
Say, how would you rate my assfly imitation here? NightFlareStill doesn't have a (nonstub) RWW article. 13:14, 28 June 2008 (EDT)

Blog Rolling[edit]

If anyone wants their site on the Lay Scientist blog roll, let me know (reciprocal links would be nice, though not essential). The Lay Scientist 05:56, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

Presumably they need to be in some way "on topic". :-) --Bobbing up 06:15, 1 July 2008 (EDT)
Yep, science or skepticism or rationality or atheism basically. Not "Grandma Jones' Cookie Recipes :) The Lay Scientist 08:06, 1 July 2008 (EDT)

You're here?[edit]

Hey, I had no idea you had an account here, Martin! Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 05:56, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

Lol, yes, all part of the grand plot to spread my tentacles of influence, lol :) The Lay Scientist 07:46, 8 July 2008 (EDT)


Hi LS. You may want to contribute to this thread at the bottom of mainpage talk.--Bobbing up 06:00, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

Cheers Bob, I've pitched in. The Lay Scientist 07:49, 8 July 2008 (EDT)


CONGRATULATIONS The Lay Scientist, you have been invited to attend the First Annual RationalWiki Olympics! Just follow THIS LINK to sign up for an event of your choosing!

Javascap 06:53, 8 July 2008 (EDT)

Are you spamming everyone with that, Javascap? Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 18:41, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
Pot meet kettle? I told him to... ħumanUser talk:Human 21:08, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I am spamming, and darn proud of it. Would you like to join the party? Free spam for all members... just copy and paste this template to 10 user pages (not including Jellyfish's Littlefish's socks!) or something bad will happen =P Javascap 21:11, 8 July 2008 (EDT)
If you had been talking about the luncheon meat, that last entry would have been hilarious. Star of David.png Radioactive afikomen Please ignore all my awful pre-2014 comments. 03:52, 9 July 2008 (EDT)

Your Blog[edit]

Getting approx 3.7 Zillion error warnings & stuff on your blog. :-) SusanG  ContribsTalk 20:07, 20 July 2008 (EDT)

Erk... should be fixed now I hope? It's had a flood of visitors lately and the hosting seems very temperamental now :( The Lay Scientist 06:06, 21 July 2008 (EDT)

I'm getting the following before the content (delete when you've seen it please):

SusanG  ContribsTalk 06:16, 21 July 2008 (EDT)

Ah, one of the database files got corrupted. Thanks for spotting it, I've fixed it now. Much appreciated :) The Lay Scientist 08:33, 21 July 2008 (EDT)

Article of the Weak[edit]

Would you consider doing a plug for our RationalWiki:Article of the Weak? The more raters we get the better the data! tmtoulouse torment 14:29, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Will do. I'll be getting a lot of traffic when I host the Skeptic's Circle on Thursday, so I'll write something to coincide with that for maximum effect. The Lay Scientist 14:48, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Thanks! That's great. tmtoulouse torment

Hey buddy![edit]

It's Ames :)-caius (soldier) 21:31, 16 November 2008 (EST)

Hey man, it's been a poor month or two blog-wise as I've been moving and changing jobs and stuff, but I'm back in the game now :) The Lay Scientist 23:16, 17 November 2008 (EST)
Glad to see you back and hope the job thing has cooled down :). And now you're a sysop! You're OURS NOW.-caius (soldier) 23:51, 17 November 2008 (EST)

Message from the RationalWiki Ministry of Demotion and Personal Impediment[edit]

Dear The Lay Scientist,

We regret to inform you that you have been demoted to the rank of sysop. You are requested to report to a bureaucrat, at your nearest possible convenience, to be assigned a mop and bucket for the purposes of cleaning up the mess around here. If you have any further questions please refer to the enclosed pamphlet So you are now a sysop.

Your Sincerely,

Sir Reginald Albert Humfildink-Hollingsworth the Third,
Under-secretary of the Chief-secretary of the Personal-secretary of the Minister.