We hit 73,000

July 10, 2021 • 1:30 pm

I’m sufficiently vain that I do enjoy it when the number of subscribers to this website goes up—especially when they hit a round number. I don’t get money, but I do get naches. (Yes, I know “round numbers” mean noting.) However, we just reached this mark, and I never thought it would be this high.  Thanks to the many readers who stick with the site, and maybe we’ll get to 75,000 before this site sleeps with the fishes.

(Somehow I think someone is going to unsubscribe to ruin this figure!)

13 thoughts on “We hit 73,000

  1. As I get OLDER and read eulogies such as the one you wrote for Dick Lewontin, I tend to think more and more about the topic of lifetime legacies. Your scientific legacy is already in great shape and is only further elevated by the extraordinary popularity of your WEIT site. Congratulations, Jerry!

  2. Another benchmark. Well done!! Thank you for the time and effort you put into this website – I frequently recommend it to others – especially the Humanist group I’m part of.

  3. Awesome! And remember, there are tons of people like me who visit nearly every day, but don’t sign up for things just as a matter of course and therefore aren’t subscribed. Personally, I like my information in as few databases as possible, though I do realize the long-term futility of my attempts to keep my personal information from spreading far and wide across the internet (it is, after all, a series of tubes).

  4. Congratulations! WEIT has been an enjoyable and educational daily read for me since 2010, IIRC. That’s a huge number of posts.

    There’s no need to wait for round numbers: if you need more frequent numerical goals, here are the next 10 prime numbers:

    73009 73013 73019 73037 73039
    73043 73061 73063 73079 73091

    If you prefer squares, here are the next two: 73441, 73984.

    Or the next cube: 74088.

  5. Congratulations, and well merited. Not only is your commentary thoughtful, intelligent, and varied, but the quality of comments is usually extraordinarily good. Here’s to breaking 100,000.

  6. You have been my chief internet “radicalizer,” meaning I’ve learned some critical thinking skills from following you. I followed you for several years, lost touch, but never unsubscribed. You led me to Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Sean Carroll, Steven Pinker and Patricia Churchland. Ive read both WEIT and Faith vs. Fact, as well as at least one book from each of the above authors. While I’m sure 80% goes straight over my not-well-educated head, your website has provided me with a new world view, one I can finally make sense of. I’m sure I’m not the only one for whom you’ve made a life-changing impact, outside of your university students.

    Thank you very much and keep up the good work.

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