Extreme Thinkover: 2010 in Review

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Extreme Thinkover Received a Very Nice 2010 Annual Report from

the “Helper Monkeys” at WordPress.com:

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping container, your blog would have filled about 4 fully loaded ships.

In 2010, there were 33 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 135 posts. There were 355 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 36mb. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 9th with 349 views. The most popular post that day was About Extreme Thinkover.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were community.nytimes.com, WordPress Dashboard, facebook.com, righthealth.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for serenity, serenity movie, grunewald, tcu horned frogs, and galileo’s telescope.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

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About Extreme Thinkover September 2008
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Serenity Movie Revision: Saving Wash’s Life June 2009
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Grunewald’s “Resurrection” April 2009

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Galileo’s Telescope: the 400th Anniversary, August 25, 1609 August 2009

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Go Horned Frogs! November 2009

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Thanks WordPress for a great blog site!

3 thoughts on “Extreme Thinkover: 2010 in Review

  1. David,
    Thanks for your thoughtful and useful response. I had heard (from somewhere) a similar concern about ASA. Meanwhile, BioLogos seems to have its share of academics. I’m simply a layperson interested in the topic. And yes, I would have similar concerns as you mentioned, so thanks for confirming.

    I read Language of God a few months ago … very enjoyable & personable. Not a lot of meat & potatoes, but I don’t believe that was his intent. In the past two years I’ve read people like Ken Miller, John Haught, Denis Alexander, Francis Collins, Ted Peters, William Jennings, Karl Giberson, Langdon Gilkey, John Polkinghorne, and John Walton (currently) … plus a good share of essays. Simply fascinating. I’ve done some religion and science posts, on my blog and hope to do more in the future.

    Many orgs exist on this topic, and I identified many of them in this post. http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/on-evolution-and-theology-resources/

    Thanks again David for sharing!

  2. Hi Frank– thanks for the kind words. I have visited the websites for the ASA and BioLogos (and am on the newsletter list for BioLogos) on numerous occasions but haven’t joined either organization. I was first introduced to the ASA after reading Frances Collins’ book The Language of God in which he shares his faith journey and, then, discusses the short-comings of both creation science and intelligent design. He wrote the book right at the end of his tenure as the director of the Human Genome Project. It is a compelling read and I hold him with great respect and admiration.

    ASA has been around for decades, but my hesitation to join was really based on their putting up a big tent that would accommodate all the various camps of (primarily Christian) creation and cosmologies. After I read Collins, I realized that I was completely finished with both creationism and ID and hold a strong view that it is time for the church to abandon those hermeneutical and theological positions because they have no basis in reality. It’s very much a line in the sand, I realize, but I also think that these two theologies have and continue to harm the church because of how science has moved way beyond us with solid evidence for evolution and a large and old universe.

    I initially was very excited about BioLogos when I heard that Collins had been one of the founders, but two things happened. For one, Dr. Collins was chosen by President Obama to direct the National Institutes of Health, a post he accepted and that meant leaving BL at least for the time he was in the federal directorship. I think BioLogos has been struggling without him. But the other thing that bothers me more is BioLogos has conceptualized a proto-human (for lack of a better term) that lived on the earth but was sinless. In other words, they just could not take the step away from a literal interpretation of Genesis and created a race of Adams and Eves, pre-fall. I just find that incredulous, unbelieveable, both from a theological perspective and a paleontological one. Not a single homind find has ever suggested this “species” lived, and if they did, when would they have to be inserted into the fossil and geological record? I end up finding the suggestion bad science, bad theology, and a complete fantasy, less credible than the assertions by Intelligent Design. So, I’m just watching to see if they give up this notion and admit that the hominin lines are what they are according to the science, and the Genesis account is God’s gift to us of the most beautiful and elegant creation story of all, establishing clearly God’s desire for a personal relationship with us and a pure and perfect Love, finding fulfillment in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

  3. Well done, thus I should make it a habit to stop by more often.

    A question for you regarding ASA and BioLogos. Are you a member of either? A recommendation for a layperson? Thanks.

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