Posts at Uncommon Descent

Monthly Posts at UncommonDescent 2005 - 2018

Here are the posts and comments which Uncommon Descent received for each month from Apr 2005 until Dec 2018. The area of the circles is proportional to the number of views those posts gathered until mid-February 2019 (and most probably starting sometimes in 2011…)

The years can be seen more clearly in the faceted view:
Monthly Posts at UncommonDescent 2005 - 2018

Views, Comments, and Articles per Year

Year Articles Comments Views
2005 600 9000 125000
2006 1100 23000 274000
2007 900 23000 527000
2008 800 23000 413000
2009 900 41000 446000
2010 900 25000 359000
2011 2900 42000 1701000
2012 2000 28000 1407000
2013 1700 43000 1503000
2014 2300 58000 1784000
2015 1900 51000 1038000
2016 1900 27000 812000
2017 1600 24000 719000
2018 1700 22000 844000

Articles with the most Comments per Year

Year Article Views Comments
2005 Stephen Jay Gould’s Contempt for the John Templeton Foundation 453 259
2006 Gil Has Never Grasped the Nature of a Simulation Model 398 200
2007 Kevin Padian: The Archie Bunker Professor of Paleobiology at Cal Berkeley 3718 387
2008 Complex speciation of humans and chimpanzees 1065 571
2009 Answers for Judge Jones 892 768
2010 Intelligent Design and the Demarcation Problem 868 712
2011 Science and Freethinking 8275 686
2012 UB Sets It Out Step-By-Step 14008 1432
2013 Please Take the Time to Understand Our Arguments Before You Attack Them 6874 856
2014 Mystery at the heart of life 8527 3500
2015 Bad math: Why Larry Moran’s “I’m not a Darwinian” isn’t a valid reply to Meyer’s argument 4212 670
2016 Durston and Craig on an infinite temporal past . . . 7162 1416
2017 FFT: Gender as a social construct — what is the vid below telling us on where our intellectual culture has now reached? 4977 576
2018 The Ubiquitin System: Functional Complexity and Semiosis joined together. 9705 953

Articles with the most Views per Year

Year Article Views Comments
2005 Why Scientists Should NOT Dismiss Intelligent Design 4836 30
2006 Respected Cornell geneticist rejects Darwinism in his recent book 6258 106
2007 Icon of Evolution “Lucy” Bites the Dust 15504 28
2008 Lactose digestion in E. coli 8155 20
2009 Darwin reader: Darwin’s racism 10603 141
2010 The Bacterial Flagellum – Truly An Engineering Marvel! 10336 3
2011 A Whale of a Problem for Evolution: Ancient Whale Jawbone Found in Antartica 26907 180
2012 Seven Nobel Laureates in science who either supported Intelligent Design or attacked Darwinian evolution 26361 10
2013 Macroevolution, microevolution and chemistry: the devil is in the details 17239 129
2014 A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there’s no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution 374312 489
2015 Physicist Paul Davies’ killer argument against the multiverse 9811 29
2016 Durston and Craig on an infinite temporal past . . . 7162 1416
2017 FFT*: Charles unmasks the anti-ID trollish tactic of attacking God, Christian values and worldview themes 5691 515
2018 The Ubiquitin System: Functional Complexity and Semiosis joined together. 9705 953

Somewhat Amusing Oddity

The article with the least number of eyeballs was 2011’s Cash awards available for research or essays on the uses and abuses of biology : though two users commented (one of them BornAgain77 with an off topic), it was visited only 17 times until Feb 25, 2019 (The average number of views for articles in 2011 was 660). I suppose that most robots will not follow links which are promising “cash awards”!

Conclusion

Not much to see, really. UD is soldiering on after their peak in 2014. The lack of inter-monthly volatility over the last couple of years indicates that traffic at UD does not depend so much on outside influences (like news), but on the set of the same acteurs…

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30 thoughts on “Posts at Uncommon Descent

  1. Thanks for posting this, DiEb.

    I sense a decline in interest in “Intelligent Design” over the last couple of years or so. I put that down to it no longer being needed as a strategy to advance religious ideas in US public school science classes.

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  2. Alan Fox:
    Thanks for posting this, DiEb.

    I sense adecline in interest in “Intelligent Design” over the last couple of years or so. I put that down to it no longer being needed as a strategy to advance religious ideas in US public school science classes.

    Because Darwinism is already dead?

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  3. ID is fine. UD is not. it censors and banns people unjustly and dumbly.
    If it was more free it would be better and maybe be rising in attention and not a slight decline.
    I’m YEC but if ID is the good guys thy NEVER should act like the bad guys in history. NO CENSORSHIP. its immoral and illegal in free nations.
    Credibility comes from free intellectual discourcse and not from POSTERS, however exalted, being desired and so obeying their demands for censorship of unwelcome ideas/conclusions.
    UD does strike terror into bad guys everywhere but don’t attack good guys anywhere.
    Be better and smarter for having the honour of propagating cool scientific revolutions.

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  4. 2014 was my last year and 2013/2014 best years and I was nearly appointed moderator of UD.

    There was a modest YEC following there, but my dismissal probably soured a few people especially when Barry said to take my YEC elsewhere, among other things.

    Thanks DiEb for doing this research. Much appreciated.

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  5. EricMH: At least in my personal interactions with people, it seems like ID has won the debate.

    https://uncommondescent.com/evolution/eric-holloway-atheists-agnostics-more-skeptical-of-evolution-now/

    You mean like how you’ve been “winning” since 1859? xD Of course, your personal experience is a good indication of a general trend, and not at all likely to suffer form confirmation bias (like you better remembering the “hits”, and forgetting or being less emotionally affected by the “misses”).

    Ironically, life has been “devolving” increased diversity and complexity since it’s origin too. Just ask Behe.

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  6. DiEb: I’m afraid it is not enough to strongly hold this belief, you have to close your eyes and click the heels of your magic shoes three times, too!

    Darwinism, or Darwinism plus whatever mechanism is predicted by Darwinism, have gotta be true thanks to these stats…

    BTW: I’m not very fond of UD… Bury Alligator creeps me out though… 😉

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  7. stcordova:
    2014 was my last year and 2013/2014 best years and I was nearly appointed moderator of UD.

    There was a modest YEC following there, but my dismissal probably soured a few people especially when Barry said to take my YEC elsewhere, among other things.

    Thanks DiEb for doing this research.Much appreciated.

    While moderrator , or almost, did you do, or consent, to banning other people?
    I asked you before, perhaps didn’t notice, but didn’t you, unless I’m wrong, have a blog/forum that was accessed at UD some years ago? There was one and i think it was you.
    anyways on it was a thread about greeland bedrock and issues of glacial action on it. I can’t find the articles about this subject ANYWHERE(google scholar etc).
    Can you direct or tell me the name or if the old blog can be found on the internet or anything?
    If its gone at least tell me.(it was one of the last threads i believe)
    Thanks..

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  8. Not sure about the great UD amnesty … Im still banned. And Im not all that bad, just a little.

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  9. graham2:
    Not sure about the great UD amnesty … Im still banned.And Im not all that bad, just a little.

    Was there a amnesty. ?Hey I’ll try. i don’t know my bad quotient(BQ)

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  10. graham2,

    Not sure about the great UD amnesty … Im still banned. And Im not all that bad, just a little.

    The amnesty didn’t last. The returnees immediately started pwning Barry and his cronies. For example, I caught Barry deleting an entire OP along with the comments in order to cover up a dumb mistake of his.

    It’s hard for Barry to keep his finger off the ban button when he and his ID buddies are being humiliated right and left.

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  11. graham2,

    That Barry is a piece of work, isn’t he ?

    No kidding. Right around that time, timothya discovered this, from Barry’s “personal statement” on his bankruptcy law website:

    To some, being a Christian might seem like having a divided mind, being passive or lacking focus. To me, it means having insight into how people think and behave, and having a standard of integrity far beyond what the world requires. While serving my clients, I am also serving God as a Christian lawyer / attorney.

    [Emphasis added]

    What a hypocrite.

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  12. keiths to graham2: No kidding. Right around that time, timothya discovered this, from Barry’s “personal statement” on his bankruptcy law website:

    To some, being a Christian might seem like having a divided mind, being passive or lacking focus. To me, it means having insight into how people think and behave, and having a standard of integrity far beyond what the world requires. While serving my clients, I am also serving God as a Christian lawyer / attorney.

    [Emphasis added]

    What a hypocrite.

    And that is why Jesus liked to hang out with sinners and not with scribes and Pharisees.

    Welcome back keiths.

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  13. Neil Rickert: Hypocrisy appears to be the primary moral principle for the religious right.

    I notice it’s endemic in all the people who do not share my opinions.

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