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  1. Susan Silberstein Susan Silberstein

    Isn’t he going to a conference where they had the very bad taste to not invite you to speak? Blah!

    • Yes, but PZ got me a ticket to attend, so at least I can see the error of my ways now.

  2. The best damn reason I can think of for crossing national borders … much less the International Date Line.

  3. SteveV SteveV

    I’m confused.
    They have beer in Australia?

    Oh, I see! PZ’s going to Australia to get away from beer!

    No. That can’t be right.
    Do they beer in Utah?

    • We’ve been known to have a small amount of beer in Australia. Unlike the US.

  4. John the Plumber John the Plumber

    Engaging religion at a scientific level seems a bit like arguing, “If apples did fall sideways, would they fall to the left or the right?”
    Does philosophy on occasion, with a somewhat theistic past, fall into a similar trap?
    I think it’s time I emailed you a second mechanism to natural selection, hopefully in time for you and PZ to discuss it over a pint, if you find it of interest. Kind of have a mechanism on me.
    Yours John Somerwill.

  5. PZ Myers PZ Myers

    The thumbs up is because you’re buying, right?

  6. They’re your thumbs. And the tenured Associate Professor is seeking free drinks from the unemployed academic?

    Sure, I’ll buy a few…

    • Bob O'H Bob O'H

      On that subject, although from you we would expect bad puns by said writers.

  7. Ribozyme Ribozyme

    He actually goes easier on the beer than he pretends. At least when he came to Mexico, at dinner I saw him drink very little. An Mexican beers are far better than USAmerican ones.

  8. PZ Myers PZ Myers

    Ribozyme caught me. Yes, I’m old and cunning, and the way I manage to outlast my younger competition is by stealthily nursing one beer along for a considerable time.

    I suspect that John has not yet seen the error of his ways. Stubborn ol’ git.

    • Hey! I drank orange juice, remember? Mind you, I had beers the night before, but if I recall correctly, you had two beers on your lap that night. At the same time!

      • PZ Myers PZ Myers

        Well, yes. And one bottle in my pocket. And a couple of people offering to get me more.


  9. Christopher Lean Christopher Lean

    As a former Sydney Uni Student and now current University of Utah philosophy grad student I have to say the beer here is surprisingly good. The stuff on tap is shit but the local bottle brew are as good as any back home if not better in the case of some. I know many of the SHIFT (secular humanism and freethought) students here and they said PZ’s talk was great. I unfortunate to miss it, I ripped the ligaments off my ankle and was in an opiate haze for the day; not bad as the state John is in just now. Hope you are alright!

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