Field of Science

Hello to my Chinese Readers

A little over a week ago, I got an e-mail from Paul Selden saying that he was on a trip to China and had discovered that Catalogue of Organisms is seemingly on the list of sites blocked by the Chinese filtering system. Is mediocre rambling on biology that much of a threat to the Communist Party?

Still, with that information in mind, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to any readers from China. And say how privileged I feel that you have dedicated your hacking skills to reading my posts, instead of just looking up porn.

If you were looking for porn and just came here by accident, no need for disappointment. Enjoy this completely gratuitous photo of a penis:

Left lateral view of penis of Megalopsalis linnaei, from Taylor 2008.


  1. I don't understand how there still can be money made in selling porn when people like you post everything one could want to see, and a great deal else, for free.

  2. I doubt your site is specifically blocked. Blocked sites include blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and basically any forum for potential dissent.

  3. That's what I thought too. But who am I to deny a straight line?


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