I've had a lot of fun with it, even though I never really had very much time to devote to it. A thousand posts in ten years sounds like a lot, but I wish I could have written a thousand more.
Generally speaking, my readers have been great. In ten years, I think I only had to ban two or three commenters, including one Holocaust denier. Thank you to everyone who read what I had to say, and even more thanks to those who took the time to comment.
Here are 25 of my favorite posts from the last ten years:
- Why We Never Lied to Our Kids About Santa: my absolute favorite, and still appropriate. You can criticize atheism and religion, but if you really want to get a reaction, just criticize the myth of Santa Claus.
- Robert J. Marks II refuses to answer a simple question: still waiting, more than a year later.
- Hell would be having to listen to Francis Spufford: Damn, he was boring.
- By the Usual Compactness Argument: for mathematicians only.
- Ten Common LaTeX Errors
- I defend a conservative politician's right to speak on campus
- Science books have errata. Holy books don't
- No Formula for the Prime Numbers?: Debunking a common assertion.
- In Memory of Sheng Yu (1950-2012): my colleague - I still miss him.
- Another Fake Magnet Man Scams AP
- William Lane Craig Does Mathematics
- Why Do William Lane Craig's Views Merit Respect?: Nobody gave a good answer, by the way!
- Stephen Meyer's Bogus Information Theory
- Religion Makes Smart People Stupid
- Test Your Knowledge of Information Theory
- David Berlinski, King of Poseurs
- Graeme MacQueen at the 9/11 Denier Evening
- Mathematics in a Jack Reacher novel
- The Prime Game: This appeared in my 2008 textbook, too.
- Debunking Crystal Healing
- Nancy Pearcey, The Creationists' Miss Information
- Academic Vanity Scams
- Time Travel: my second favorite, which nobody seemed to like that much.
- Janis Ian Demo Tape: the best part was that Janis Ian herself stopped by to comment!
- The Subversive Skepticism of Scooby Doo: my third favorite.