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Welcome to August 1, 2011

Welcome to the brand new

I am so excited that this day is finally here after months of preparation and effort. We hope that FreethoughtBlogs will turn in to an important gathering place for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, freethinkers, heathens and infidels of all makes and models. Please make yourself at home.

Though the site name and the network is new, many of the blogs here should be ones that you are already familiar with. In addition to my blog, Dispatches from the Culture Wars, PZ Myers has moved his astonishingly popular blog Pharyngula here as well. You can certainly count on the two of us to continue to amuse you and probably at times enrage you as well.

But we’re not alone. Also moving with us is the legendary Cuttlefish, poet laureate of the skeptical blogosphere, who will continue to foist his wry sense of humor on the world in verse form.

Also on the first day roster are two people who are starting their own blogs for the first time but who should not be strangers to most of you. Stephen “DarkSyde” Andrew, veteran front pager at the DailyKos and longtime activist for sound science education, is debuting his new blog The Zingularity where, he promises, “legit science disappears forever down an event horizon of petty snark and cynicism.”

The pseudonymous PhysioProffe is, as the name suggests, a physiology professor at a private medical school who blogs about politics, academia, food, booze and sports. Not necessarily in that order. He is bringing his longtime blog, once a staple at ScienceBlogs, to the new network.

And last but certainly not least, Chris Rodda — debunker of all that Christian Nation nonsense and perpetual thorn in David Barton’s side — is starting her own blog as a companion to her weekly podcast This Week in Christian Nationalism.

This will not be the end of the list of blogs we will feature here before long. Over the next three months we will also be adding Greta Christina’s brilliant blog, a companion blog to the award winning Reasonable Doubts podcast and many more skeptical blogs that you probably know and love already.

Please excuse the dust around the place, which is still in the finishing stages of construction. As we kick the tires and test the engine of this machine, we will undoubtedly be making adjustments to the templates and other techy things on the fly.

We look forward to Freethought Blogs quickly becoming the kind of community that has grown up around our blogs when they were on other networks. We also look forward to introducing some of the lesser known blogs to the broader audiences they greatly deserve.

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