Bad Astronomy picked as one of Time.com's 25 Best Blogs of 2009

Bad Astronomy picked as one of Time.com's 25 Best Blogs of 2009

Bad Astronomy picked as one of Time.com's 25 Best Blogs of 2009

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Feb. 17 2009 8:47 AM

Bad Astronomy picked as one of Time.com's 25 Best Blogs of 2009

Time Best Blog of 2009
Time.com has announced its picks for Best Blogs of 2009, and I am very honored that Bad Astronomy -- hey, that's here! -- is one of them.

They seemed to like the idea of a skeptical blog, which is probably what I like most about what they wrote. It's very gratifying indeed to know that people out there appreciate a reality-based opinion. One of my overarching goals is to avoid dogma and bias and use only factual evidence on which to base my opinions. I know some people will disagree with this, but in general I think that's because they don't like the conclusions I reach. But I have found over the years that the hardest thing to accept as a skeptic is that the Universe doesn't care what you think is true, it only cares about what is true.

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There's a big difference, sometimes.

So I'm thrilled and honored to be on the Time.com list, especially with such great company like Boing Boing, Metafilter, Life Hacker, Mashable, and Google. I swear I will use this award only for good, and not to pimp out my book or my Twitter stream. Except for just then. Or maybe in the future.