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I am an amateur naturalist, largely self-taught, and I have spent much of my free time over the last twenty plus years defending the teaching of evolution (and science education in general) from the attacks of creationists. I did this first in various online forums, then by volunteering on the Talk Origins Archive answering feedback questions and for the last six years or so, by writing substantive scientific critiques of the propaganda regularly pumped out by any number of well financed creationist organizations on my blog Playing Chess with Pigeons.

For example see my articles:
Rest assured that only more substantial articles, like those above will be submitted for patronage (no quickie, throw away stuff).

I am not paid by any scientific institution or educational organization to do this work; work that often involves many hours, even days, of research and occasionally requiring me to travel to various university libraries or museums. Rather I have gladly done this for years without any remuneration beyond the knowledge I have gained in the process and the satisfaction I get from defending the truth and science education from ignorant and dishonest attack.

However, this has become increasingly difficult due to the fact that although I recently acquired a full time job with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (after being laid off from a printing job), it is low paying and temporary. While I hope this new job will eventually become permanent (with a corresponding increase in pay and benefits) in the meantime my wife and I are basically living paycheck to paycheck and barely able to pay for our basics.

Therefore any financial assistance I could get would not only help materially with my work (paying for research expenses, books, travel, etc.) it would also help mentally by freeing my mind to concentrate on research and writing rather than on whether or not we have enough money for rent or the electric bill.

I know times are tough for many people these days but even a small amount could make a significant difference in our lives and allow me to focus more on what I love, learning about and defending evolutionary biology and the teaching of evolution in our schools.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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Pledge $1 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
1 patron
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Bronze supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
Pledge $3 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
1 patron
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Silver supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
Pledge $5 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
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At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Gold supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Gold level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
Pledge $7 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Platinum supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Platinum level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • I will donate $10 of the first $14 you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name. [Conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least two articles.]
Pledge $10 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Sapphire supporter" (I don't care for diamonds) on a special page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Sapphire level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • You will get a free t-shirt (your choice of design) from my t-shirt store, Evo-T's.
  • I will donate the first $10 dollars you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name.
[The last two rewards are conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least three articles.]
Pledge $20 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Ruby supporter" (red is my favorite color) on a special page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Ruby level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • You will get a free t-shirt (your choice of design) from my t-shirt store, Evo-T's.
  • I will donate the first $20 dollars you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name.
[The last two rewards are conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least three articles.]
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$4 of $500 per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
Now, if I could bring in just $3000 a month, I wouldn't have to work at a day job and could devote myself to research,writing and full time activism. It's a dream I have...
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I am an amateur naturalist, largely self-taught, and I have spent much of my free time over the last twenty plus years defending the teaching of evolution (and science education in general) from the attacks of creationists. I did this first in various online forums, then by volunteering on the Talk Origins Archive answering feedback questions and for the last six years or so, by writing substantive scientific critiques of the propaganda regularly pumped out by any number of well financed creationist organizations on my blog Playing Chess with Pigeons.

For example see my articles:
Rest assured that only more substantial articles, like those above will be submitted for patronage (no quickie, throw away stuff).

I am not paid by any scientific institution or educational organization to do this work; work that often involves many hours, even days, of research and occasionally requiring me to travel to various university libraries or museums. Rather I have gladly done this for years without any remuneration beyond the knowledge I have gained in the process and the satisfaction I get from defending the truth and science education from ignorant and dishonest attack.

However, this has become increasingly difficult due to the fact that although I recently acquired a full time job with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (after being laid off from a printing job), it is low paying and temporary. While I hope this new job will eventually become permanent (with a corresponding increase in pay and benefits) in the meantime my wife and I are basically living paycheck to paycheck and barely able to pay for our basics.

Therefore any financial assistance I could get would not only help materially with my work (paying for research expenses, books, travel, etc.) it would also help mentally by freeing my mind to concentrate on research and writing rather than on whether or not we have enough money for rent or the electric bill.

I know times are tough for many people these days but even a small amount could make a significant difference in our lives and allow me to focus more on what I love, learning about and defending evolutionary biology and the teaching of evolution in our schools.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Pledge $1 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
1 patron
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Bronze supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
Pledge $3 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
1 patron
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Silver supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
Pledge $5 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Gold supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Gold level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
Pledge $7 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Platinum supporter" on a page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Platinum level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • I will donate $10 of the first $14 you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name. [Conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least two articles.]
Pledge $10 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Sapphire supporter" (I don't care for diamonds) on a special page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Sapphire level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • You will get a free t-shirt (your choice of design) from my t-shirt store, Evo-T's.
  • I will donate the first $10 dollars you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name.
[The last two rewards are conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least three articles.]
Pledge $20 or more per Substantive article critiquing creationist claims
0 patrons
At this level you will receive the following:
  • My undying gratitude.
  • I will add your name as a "Ruby supporter" (red is my favorite color) on a special page of Playing Chess with Pigeons dedicated to recognizing my supporters.
  • I will add your name to a "Ruby level supporter" list in the side bar of Playing Chess with Pigeons.
  • You will get a free t-shirt (your choice of design) from my t-shirt store, Evo-T's.
  • I will donate the first $20 dollars you give to the National Center for Science Education in your name.
[The last two rewards are conditioned upon remaining a Patron for at least three articles.]