Mon May 25th, 2009 at 06:38:50 PM EST
This post in the most recent
train wreck community building exercise got me thinking. Specifically, I thought "that's actually a good question. How did all these people get here in the first place?"
Myself, I got here because I was following the American anti-creationist scene, and had been doing so since I discovered creationism sometime in high school (I remain fascinated by the power of people to believe these things not simply on no evidence but in spite of literally mountains of contradicting evidence... but that's for another time).
In short order, that got me into the orbit of Seed Magazine's Scienceblogs collective, where I encountered a link to a blog contest (I think it was Orac, of Respectful Insolence, who posted the link). ET was nominated in the category "Best non-American blog," so I figured I'd check it out (can't cast a vote uninformed, after all...). And here I am. Still go to Scienceblogs occasionally, on a slow news day or when I want to leave the echo chamber.
So what's your story?