Science blog award slugfest

Looks like the linkurl:2007 Weblog Award;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/poll-index.php for linkurl:Best Science Blog;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php has gotten ugly. Along with the usual suspects (last year's winner linkurl:Pharyngula,;http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/ among others), an apparent anti-science site focused on denying human-induced climate change has made it onto the ballot. linkurl:Climate Audit,;http://www.climateaudit.org/ a site maintained by S

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Nov 7, 2007
Looks like the linkurl:2007 Weblog Award;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/poll-index.php for linkurl:Best Science Blog;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php has gotten ugly. Along with the usual suspects (last year's winner linkurl:Pharyngula,;http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/ among others), an apparent anti-science site focused on denying human-induced climate change has made it onto the ballot. linkurl:Climate Audit,;http://www.climateaudit.org/ a site maintained by Steve McIntyre, not only appears among the finalists but is in a very tight race for the top prize. linkurl:Bad Astronomy,;http://www.badastronomy.com/ a site maintained by erstwhile astronomer Phil Plait, has traded the lead with Climate Audit several times in the past couple of days with the polls closing today (November 8th). In the final days of voting, other finalists have endorsed one or the other front runner on their own blogs. PZ Myers, who runs Pharyngula gave his endorsement for Bad Astronomy yesterday (November 7th) writing, "get out there and vote for Bad Astronomy for best science blog. The forces of stupidity have been...

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