Three Quarks Daily writing contest

Three Quarks Daily writing contest

Three Quarks Daily writing contest

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June 7 2010 9:45 AM

Three Quarks Daily writing contest

3QD_bannerThree Quarks Daily is a science blog (and more), and last year they held a contest for the best science blogging of the year. This humble blog (ha!) won third place -- my post was chosen by Steven Pinker! -- which was very cool.

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Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

This year they're doing it again. The judge this time will be some guy named Richard Dawkins.

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Anyway, the list of nominees is online at 3QD, and a link to the voting page as well. The deadline to vote is today, June 7, at 11:59 Eastern (US) time!

I'll note that a post of mine is listed there, however, I am urging you to look at all the posts there, and I am not urging you to vote for me. Yes, you heard me. A lot of folks read my blog, and even linking to the contest potentially means a lot of people predisposed to vote for my entry would go over there. I don't want to bias the results, but I do want to advertise the contest! It's almost a quantum problem; observing the experiment changes the results... I'd go into details, but I don't want to be a Bohr. But just note that I am not urging you to not vote for me, I am simply not urging you to vote for me. So don't hesitate to refrain from hesitating. I hope that clears things up.

Anyway, go over there and read the entries. There are some really, really good examples of science blogging linked on that list (inclduing several from The Hive Overmind Discover Magazine), so vote on the one you like the best.