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The 2006 Weblog Awards

The Panda’s Thumb has been lucky in past elections, with Dover, Kansas, Ohio, and South Carolina coming out on the side of science. Once more our readers need to get out and vote. This time vote for us for Best Science Blog of 2006.

  • Polls close at 11:59 PM (US - Eastern) December 15, 2006.
  • You may vote once every 24 hours in each poll.
  • After voting in an individual poll you will be locked out from voting again in that poll (on the computer you voted from) for 24 hours.

If you are for pandas and sunshine, vote for Panda’s Thumb. If you like root canals and creationists, vote for the other guys.

Remember, vote early and vote often.

14 Comments

Oh cruel fate! I already voted for Pharyngula in this particular 24-hour period!

One vote for me. Hopefully my luck in recent elections will carry over into this one. Good luck Panda’s Thumb!

Actually, that was one vote from me, not for me.

Sorry, I prefer the full-throated howl approach. It seems many people do.

Gosh, I don’t see Uncommon Descent on the list. Was it excluded a priori? I don’t see Ed Bryton either. Sal and Davey boy like Ed a lot. PT is barely in the race.

PZ is winning.

Maybe playing to the fundamentalists works in the “larger scheme.” Ed will win in the “larger scheme” that has such a smooth sound- Ed ladyladyla Ed somehow is important, ladedadedo

Why not acknowledge that PT has lost its reason to exist.

I originally proposed that we use PT to test submissions to TalkDesign. This was modeled on how articles were added to the TalkOrigins FAQ (more rigorous than peer review, BTW) There were some good early efforts. Then PT became its own creation- T.D. died, there was no longer any point beyond PT.

Except for Mark, and TalkReason. TalkReason has become the repository for factual information and (obviously) refutation of intelligent design creationism.

It would be hypocritical for me to vote for “Panda’s Thumb” as the best SCIENCE blog considering the fact that it contains so little actual science. If the truth be told, it’s main “raison d’etre” is to insult and trash creationists and promote the pseudoscience of “darwinism” under the guise of legitimate science. My experience is that only a few posters, such as Paul Myers and a couple of others post articles dealing with real science. Certainly, this could not be said of PvM and a host of others who are ideologues, prostelytizing their own irrational belief system.

charlie,

The Panda’s Thumb helps make the world a better place every time they “insult and trash creationists”, especially if we are talking about ‘creation scientists’.

Preventing the self deceived from misleading others is a worthy goal. The same goes for all those frauds who don’t really believe what they preach and are only in it for the money or other selfish reasons.

Creationist websites have approaching 100% less science than the Panda’s Thumb.

JohnS wrote:

“Preventing the self deceived from misleading others is a worthy goal. The same goes for all those frauds who don’t really believe what they preach and are only in it for the money or other selfish reasons.”

Like Ernst Mayr?

Why not acknowledge that PT has lost its reason to exist.

actually, other than substantive issues, PT has suffered from server problems for months now, and doubtless that has a lot to do with the drop-off in popularity as well.

No, like charlie wagner. Self deceived and eagerly attempting to get others to embrace or go back to using the opiate of the masses. Everything I’ve seen you post proves this.

The ones I had in mind as frauds were along the lines of Jim Bakker and Kent Hovind. Sheeple fleecers would be another way to describe their kind.

I have no idea why you would bring up Ernst Mayr. He was an outstanding scientist who made major contributions to biology, e.g. peripatric speciation. I am sure that where new evidence might subsequently contradict some of his conclusions, he would have welcomed the insight. That is the strength of the scientific method, which was something he championed.

When you have a better theory (other than God) that explains all the evidence or any new evidence you’ve discovered (other than in the Bible) and that can be replicated and makes testable predictions, let us know.

Until then, see if you can’t throw away your crutches and become a free thinker. It’s worth the effort.

actually, other than substantive issues, PT has suffered from server problems for months now, and doubtless that has a lot to do with the drop-off in popularity as well. Concerning that, Have the server problems been mostly overcome?

The results are clearly a conspiracy between PZ and Phil.

Wonderfully entertaining.

Sorry, Charlie, you are still completely clueless.

While I do not agree that PT is irrelevant or failed, it is true that a good loud ruckus does generate traffic and helps get more votes. I may have to stop cussing out the Bad Astronomy blog and start damning the wicked evilutionists here.

I did have the most intense root canal years ago, though, and man, my wisdom tooth removal was epic – hammers, chisels, a deranged oral surgeon kneeling on the armrests of my chair to get just the right angle…if you want schadenfreude and horror stories, yes, VOTE FOR ME!

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