I’m no PZ Myers, but I’ve always wanted to try my hand at stuffing a ballot box, and now I have an opportunity. The science and culture blog 3 Quarks Daily has officially begun the voting for its 2009 Science Prize, and I’m pleased to announce that two posts from Daylight Atheism are in the running!
Here are my two entries:
The voting began today and closes in one week, on June 8. I’m up against some tough competition, including Carl Zimmer, Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy, and the physics bloggers from Cosmic Variance. I have no illusions that I’m going to win this vote outright – but I don’t need to. Either (or both) of my posts only has to be among the top twenty vote-getters; out of those twenty, the site’s editors will select six finalists, and the first, second and third-place winners will be chosen from those six by a celebrity judge, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker. If I can make it even as far as the final round, I’ll consider it a great honor.
UPDATE: Both of my nominated posts have made the semifinals. Thanks to everyone who voted!