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.
Brevia: Critical thinking prize for this blog
By Steven Salzberg on 11/03/2013 12:01:00 PM
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:
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.]