John Derbyshire compliments me a bit in his January Diary over at NRO, under "Jeunesse." Who wouldn't link to someone patting them on the back? He takes a jab at Intelligent Design under "The Blogger's Life." Derb's almost finished reading Mark Ridley's Evolution, I'm praying he'll mention his insights in another column and keep taking a stand against what he considers a "folk religion." His new book, Unknown Quantity: A Real And Imaginary History of Algebra, should be out sometime in April.