Vote for Daylight Atheism for the 3QD 2009 Science Prize

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.

So, you know what to do. If you like either of the posts I’ve linked above and consider them worthy contenders, please go to the voting page now and cast your ballot. (Right now DA is erroneously listed as “Daily Atheism” – I’ll see if I can get that corrected —fixed – thanks, Abbas!). Let’s see if we can put Daylight Atheism on the map!

UPDATE: Both of my nominated posts have made the semifinals. Thanks to everyone who voted!

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  • Abbas Raza

    I’ll fix the error.

    Best of luck!



  • Adele

    Good luck! I voted for Age of Wonder.

  • Dave

    Age of Wonder is certainly in the top 20 as of now.

  • Domyan

    Is it just me or is there something wrong with the voting script (not showing at all)?
    The site that hosts the poll also seems broken:

  • Domyan

    It seems they have fixed it.

  • gistgrant

    Good luck Ebon! I voted for Age of Wonder. Gret post!

  • Psychodiva

    I did like your ‘age of wonder’ post- so I’ll go vote for it :) good luck!

  • SuperHappyJen

    I voted for “Age of Wonder” which describes exactly how I feel only far more eloquently. It looks like your posts are doing very well.

  • velkyn

    always loved “Bands of Iron” but that’s just because I’m a geology geek :)

  • Pi Guy

    Voted for “Age of Wonder”. It’s what I’d’ve written if only I could write so well.

    Good luck, Ebon!

  • Juan Felipe

    You made it to the semifinals, congrats!

  • Ebonmuse

    It seems I did. :) Thank you very much to everyone who voted for me!