Yup, five years ago today I wrote my first post. It is kind of hard to believe that I have been around doing this for that long and I am starting to feel like one of the senior citizens in the science blogosphere – but there are others that have been around longer. I had planned on doing a longish, retrospective style post, but that evil Tim White and company just released a bunch of papers on Ardipithecus ramidus which is way more interesting than me waxing nostalgic about the past and hollering at the young punk kids to get off my grass. With that in mind, I’ll probably be blogging about each of the papers in turn – there are a bunch of them (plus a ton of supplementary material).
To all my readers, to all the people who have sent me articles, and to those who have, at one time or another, given me support – mental , scientific, and financial – I would like to say a big