Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The imminent death of CoE

Ten days form now the next edition of Carnival of Evolution should go up. However, we do not have a host...

What to do? Basically, without anyone to host, CoE will die. It may then revive the following month, but it's not like anyone has volunteered to host September either.

Are you willing to host?
Know anybody who might be?
Any other ideas?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Host for 74th edition?

We need a host for the 74th edition in August. Any volunteers?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

World Cup edition of CoE

The 73rd Carnival of Evolution is up on Pleiotropy: World Cup edition.

We are desperately looking for someone to host the 74th CoE in August. Any volunteers?

Sunday, June 29, 2014

73rd CoE on Pleiotropy


Due to a lack of host volunteers, I will host the 73rd edition on Pleiotropy.

Any takers for the 74th edition on August 1st?

Monday, June 2, 2014

72nd CoE is up

Latest CoE is the 72nd, and it's up now at Evolution: Education and Outreach Blog. Thanks to Adam Goldstein for hosting. Spread the word.

There are 22 posts this month. That's not bad at all. It's not very many either (but the quality of the writing is top-notch). Participation in Carnival of Evolution is down. It seems Carnivals are a thing of the past. My guess is that social media has made this particular form of sharing blog-posts superfluous. I hope I'm wrong.

The number of different people who submit has gone down significantly. CoE now relies on a few regular contributors who submit their own as well as others' blog-posts. Notably Bradly Alicea (who has been active for a long time) and Charles Goodnight, who is a relative newcomer to blogging. Charles writes about theoretical evolution once a week and shares his posts via the CoE Facebook page. But I fear this is akin to biological systems of low diversity: they are more likely to go extinct when the system relies on a few generalist species.

I suppose it's good news that science bloggers don't feel the need to boost their readership by sharing their blog-posts with the 357 people who are subscribed to the feed on Facebook.

Interested in hosting this summer? Months open are July, August, September. Still a few seats left for those who hurry.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Carnival of Evolution, Edition #71: A Theory of Evolution or the Evolution of a Theory?

The 71st edition of CoE is up today at Chimeras hosted by @eegiorgi.

Would be great if you shared the link aggressively. Militantly, even.

Due to a change in how the submission process works, some posts weren't caught until this afternoon. They have now been included. Consequently the guide for hosts has been updated to reflect this, emphasizing that people can submit posts both as a comment to the hosting announcement on the Facebook page, as well as by submitting to the page itself (which results in link that are a little bit hidden, for which we can only blame Zuckerberg and Sandberg).

Adam Goldstein @EEOBlogger is our host for June. Anyone interested in grabbing July or August?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Now accepting submissions through Facebook

BlogCarnival.com continues to be down, so I am hereby officially discontinuing the use of it for submissions to CoE. Instead, people are encouraged to submit via the Facebook page CarnyEvolution.



The next host will be listed with links to their blog and a Twitter handle, if they have one. If you post a comment with a URL to a blog-post that you have written, or that someone else have written, about evolution, it will be included in the forthcoming edition (always at the discretion of the host).

I very much hope that this system will work well enough that CoE won't die an agonizing death like so many other science blog carnivals.

Our host for May is E. E. Giorgi at Chimeras, and she tweets @eegiorgi.

The June edition will be hosted by Adam M Golstein @eeoblogger.

If you would like to host, email me at bjorn@bjornostman.com. (Check out the hosting guidelines.)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

We have a host for May 1st CoE

E. E. Giorgi is hosting the next Carnival of Evolution at Chimeras.


You can submit posts on evolution (even ones you didn't write) by linking to them in the comments here.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CoE #70 the Game of Evolution at Synthetic Daisies

The Game of Evolution is Carnival of Evolution #70. It is up on Bradly Alicea's blog Synthetic Daisies. I swear!


We need someone to host May 1st. BlogCarnival.com is down again, so we need to stop relying on it. That also means that it will be more of the job of the host to scour blogs to find suitable posts for the carnival. Are you up for that, then send an email to bjorn@bjornostman.com.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

#69 at Lab Rat

The 69th Carnival of Evolution is up at Shuna Gould's Lab Rat.

Which is great. So great.

But the problem is that BlogCarnival.com is "temporarily" down, and has been for close to a week. I don't know anything about when it will be up, of ever, and since it is the site we use to keep track of hosts and submissions, that does present a problem.

Does anyone have a better idea? Any other way to collect submissions?

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Nope, it's out now: CoE #68

I lied. The February edition is out now: Carnival of Evolution, February 2014 Edition.

February edition on the 10th

The February edition of Carnival of Evolution has been postponed to February 10th. Hosts are people with jobs, and this is just a blog-carnival.

Iddo Friedberg will host on his blog, Byte Size Biology. You can submit the usual places:
BlogCarnival.com (login required).
Facebook, by posting URL to page.
Email host directly.

Friday, January 3, 2014

CoE #67 at The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks

Carnival of Evolution, No. 67 — Wallace centenary edition has been posted at The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks. Thanks to David Morriosn for hosting.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Dr. CoE #66 on Evolving Thoughts

Good news! The sixtysixth edition of the Carnival of Evolution is up on John Wilkins' blog Evolving Thoughts: The Day of the Doctor of Evolution: CoE #66. Yeah!

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Doctor.
Doctor who?

Knock knock.
Who's there?
Yes! How did you know?