Brevia: Critical thinking prize for this blog

Last week at CSICON 2013 in Seattle, this blog was the recipient of the

2012 Robert P. Balles Prize in Critical Thinking

which was awarded jointly to Joe Nickell and myself, by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.  The announcement reads, in part:
In his column for Forbes, "Fighting Pseudoscience," Steven Salzberg regularly shines the light of reason on the false or dubious claims made by those hawking homeopathy, demonizing vaccines, deifying celebrity gurus, or generally denying science and reality, often at the expense of public health. He has done so with a clear and accessible voice, and with a healthy dose of humor.
Recipients in past years include Richard Wiseman, Steven Novella, Michael Specter, Leonard Mlodinow, and Ben Goldacre. I feel privileged to join this select group of writers and skeptics.

[Note: this blog and my Forbes column contain identical content, with a few exceptions.]


  1. Congratulations! It is well deserved!

  2. Congratulations! Now, if only this award ceremony would be televised in prime time with a good critically thinking host.


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