Daylight Atheism Moves to Big Think

Well, I think I’ve kept you all in suspense long enough. :)

Today, I’m announcing that I’ve accepted an offer to join Big Think, a media website whose purpose is to bring together ideas, opinions and commentary from some of today’s great minds. Big Think’s signature offering is its video interviews with an impressive range of newsmakers and luminaries, including Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins, James Randi, Daniel Dennett, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, and many more. Big Think was declared one of the 50 best websites of 2011 by Time magazine, and just recently announced The Floating University, a video lecture series in the liberal arts that will be used in courses taught concurrently by Harvard and Yale this fall.

With this move, Daylight Atheism will come under Big Think’s umbrella. I’ll be joining their other house bloggers, the ranks of which include Michio Kaku, Lindsay Beyerstein, and, um, Matthew Nisbet. (OK, so two out of three ain’t bad.)

The move is effective October 1. Here’s how it’s going to work: The site you’re reading right now will stay up as an archive. Permalinks to my past posts won’t change, and I see no reason to close comments on the ones that are still open. Ebon Musings will be unchanged as well. But will redirect to my new home at Big Think, and my new posts will appear there. I haven’t yet figured out whether RSS readers will have to resubscribe or whether I can transparently redirect the feed from this site to its new URL at Big Think, but I will if I can.

Comments? Questions? Post them below – I’ll answer whatever I’m able to.

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  • Terracog

    Congrats! Looking forward to seeing your work there.

  • AC

    Congratulations. I’m not familiar with Big Think, but it appears to be an excellent website.

    I was a little bit apprehensive that you might be yet another blog heading to Freethought Blogs (I essentially support what they are trying to do, but I don’t want them to vacuum up every freethinker in the blogosphere). It’s good to see some of my favourite blogs are still going their own way.

  • Korey Peters

    So what I’m hearing is that your pregnant…

    Congratulations on the big move!

  • Ebonmuse

    It’s getting to the point where a guy can’t even have one little pickle on his ice cream without everyone jumping to conclusions.

  • Richard P.

    Please don’t forget to update your igoogle gadget.

    Oh and congratulations on your pregnancy, hope all goes well.

  • Teleprompter

    Do you need a midwife? I have references for some Socrates character who claims to be the best midwife!

  • NFQ

    Awesome. I’ve seen a lot of their videos, good stuff. Congratulations. (And enjoy all the pickles you want. :) )

  • Andrew G.

    Registered commenters only?

    Fuck that shit.

  • Alex Weaver

    Please tell me the page format isn’t a huge wall of white space…

    [EDIT]Gray shading. Marginal. >.>

  • SuperHappyJen

    I supposed this makes you legit then?

  • Ceetar


    apparently I already have an account over there. I think that’s one of the sites that I heard about when it started, thought “That’s cool, i’ll sign up” and promptly ignore every newsletter/spam email they sent.

  • garry

    congratulations. moving up in the world. closer to Heaven.
    clearly this is God’s will.


  • Ebonmuse

    Regarding the commenting at the new place: Big Think is migrating its commenting system to Disqus. I’ve been assured that this will be complete by the time I move there.

  • Leum

    Any chance you can use your influence to convince them not to use Disqus? It’s the worst comment system I’ve ever seen.

  • Sarah Jane Braasch-Joy


    Very excited for you.

  • Ceetar

    ugh. Disqus? I hate that. It’s slow and clunky.

  • Ally

    Congrats! This seems like a great move for you! :D

  • natefoo

    Lol @ the catty swat at Nisbet. Not that he doesn’t deserve it…

  • Charles Black

    A very good move I’d say, because if we rationalists want to make a difference in politics what we really need is a cohesive whole from which we work in concert just like the gay rights movement & the global warming movement.

  • Andrew T.

    Gee, I’m sorry to hear this. In my experience, Disqus comments either don’t work on Firefox 2 and SeaMonkey 1.1 (last Win9x/NT4-compatible versions) or cause the browser itself to crash.

  • Rieux

    Yeah, put me down in the “Disqus sucks” category as well.

    Otherwise I pronounce this news “meh”-worthy. I read Adam’s work here because it’s very good; I’ll read it at Big Think for the same reason. One updated bookmark, coming right up.

  • Ani Sharmin

    Congratulations! Look forward to reading your writing at your new internet home.

  • kagerato

    Ah, yes. Disqus, the outsourcing of comments. I’m going to miss WordPress.

  • TheDudeDiogenes

    Disqus? Yay! Also, congrats! I hope this increases your net presence. I was just thinking last night how Daylight Atheiam is my favorite blog. Will you be keeping the name?

  • James Thompson

    Is it over there yet?

  • Gaius Sempronius Gracchus


  • Dennis N

    Just throw up a post for the new RSS before you move, and I’ll be happy

  • krissthesexyatheist

    congrats homie. I’m sure I’m not the only one that was worried that…you were gonna quit. shame on me for thinking that. good luck to you in UR new home.