Time.com has announced its picks for Best Blogs of 2009, and I am very honored that Bad Astronomy -- hey, that's here! -- is one of them. They seemed to like the idea of a skeptical blog, which is probably what I like most about what they wrote. It's very gratifying indeed to know that people out there appreciate a reality-based opinion. One of my overarching goals is to avoid dogma and bias and use only factual evidence on which to base my opinions. I know some people will disagree with this, but in general I think that's because they don't like the conclusions I reach. But I have found over the years that the hardest thing to accept as a skeptic is that the Universe doesn't care what you think is true, it only cares about what is true. There's a big difference, sometimes. So I'm thrilled and honored to be on the Time.com list, especially with such great company like Boing Boing, Metafilter, Life Hacker, Mashable, and Google. I swear I will use this award only for good, and not to pimp out my book or my Twitter stream. Except for just then. Or maybe in the future.