Halfway through our blogger contest the teams raise the stakes!

We are about halfway through the PZ Myers vs. Team Underdog blogger fundraising contest for Camp Quest, and the battle rages on!  PZ is still ahead, but Team Underdog is strategizing for their late-game comeback.  A few quick highlights:

1. Hemant Mehta, the Friendly Atheist, started a rumor that PZ would shave his beard if Team Underdog won.  PZ turned the tables by offering to shave his beard if he won, effectively sowing confusion among those who wanted to shave vs. save PZ's beard. 

2. Team Underdog, adopting the moniker of Team Awesome, went on a recruiting spree and gained several more members.  The current membership of Team Awesome is:

3. We're all having fun watching the bloggers compete, but on a more serious note, thank you to all of the bloggers, and everyone who made a contribution to either side.  You are making a real difference in the lives of children from freethinking families.  So far almost 500 people have contributed during this challenge. The outpouring of support from all over the world means a lot to us at Camp Quest.  Thank you all so much!

4. You have 15 days left to donate.  You can support PZ's continued domination, or help Team Underdog eke out a victory.