Last year, the Young Australian Skeptics started to put together an anthology of the best skeptical blog posts of 2009, calling for people to submit entries – either their own or the work of others – that they thought were worthy of consideration. Well, the final selections of the panel of judges has been released, including – somewhat surprisingly – a post by yours truly.
“What is Philosophical Naturalism, and why do I accept it?” was published on Homologous Legs in June of 2009, and is one of the many posts that has been considered to be of a sufficiently high quality to be included in the anthology. To say I’m honoured is an understatement – just look at some of the other bloggers who got their work in the final mix too: Stephen Novella, PZ Myers, Phil Plait, Ben Goldacre, the list goes on! Of course, there are a few lesser well-known skeptical bloggers in there as well (who are also clearly worthy of being included, as they are also great writers and communicators of skeptical and scientific thought), but I still can’t believe I’m going to have my work published along with such great people.
To be entirely clear here, I didn’t submit any of my posts to the anthology myself – someone else did – so this is even more surprising to me. Thank you to whoever it was who did submit my work, I wouldn’t be in this situation otherwise!
When the Young Australian Skeptics Blog Anthology 2009 becomes available to buy (either as a physical book or a PDF), I’ll let you know – judging by the list of posts that are to be included, you’d be crazy not to get it for your bookshelf.