SlimePit and ElevatorGate Archive


The formatting of these saved pages is a little screwy, due to their being out of their original locations. You'll have to page down a few times to get to where the article/comments are. Just remember to page down a couple of times to get to the start of them.

Please note: These old threads fall under a number of fair usage clauses in the DMCA, including educational use, literary works protected by access control mechanisms that fail to permit access because of malfunction, damage, or obsoleteness (PZ hid, deleted, or lost all 3 of the ElevatorGate articles' comments), preservation purposes - historical library and archiving, and for the purposes of criticism, comment, and news reporting. Additionally, the 3 EGate pages were copied from the Wayback Machine's site, and not directly from Pharyngula.



Click here to go to the current SlimePit. The thread at the top is always the current one. Older threads are closed to new comments/replies, ensuring that the never-ending SlimePit thread stays in one thread only. When a thread gets full, a new one is made and the old one closed (still viewable though).

The 6 older, consecutive SlimePit comment threads below, originally located at the blog, ERV, are not at the current SlimePit, and are no longer available online. but they are part of internet history, specifically as part of ElevatorGate. They will likely be remembered, and referred to, for a very long time. Here are copies of them all.


These are the 3 consecutive Elevator threads that used to be at Pharyngula, the famous comments of which PZ has now deleted or hidden, they have been saved by copying the copy located at the
Wayback Machine.
Bad form, Rebecca Watson.
Article was published on July 1st, 2011
Always name names!
Article was published on July 2nd, 2011
This thread contains the first 2 of the 3 comments left by
Richard Dawkins, including the well known "Dear Muslima" comment. They are comment numbers 75 and 104.

The Decent Human Beings' Guide to Speaking at Atheist Conferences
Article was published on July 3rd, 2011

The Decent Human Beings' Guide to Getting Laid at Atheist Conferences
Article was published on July 3rd, 2011
Dawkins coup de grāce in Vegas
Article was published on July 18, 2011
Oh, no, not again…once more unto the breach
Article was published on July 3rd, 2011
Dawkins' 3rd comment is in this thread. It's comment number 50.
The Monument
Article was published on July 29, 2011
Have you ever met my friend Kyles mom?
Article was published on August 6th, 2011
Periodic Table of Swearing
Article was published on November 26, 2011
(somewhere just under) 10,600 Comments


This started out as an ordinary, one page thread, but while we were still writing on it, the domain changed their formatting to break up comments into 100 per page. The first link below has 4,995 comments, and then it continues in the new 100-comments per page system. I looked, but can't find where they overlap, but hopefully they do somewhere from page 48 onwards, considering that it turned into 100 per page. So, here they all are:


01, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60,
61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74,
75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88,
89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101,
102, 103, 104, 105, 106