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 www.daylightatheism.org 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.