The Loom

An Award (And An Apology)

A little more horn-tooting: The Loom has just been named a winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s 2004 Science Journalism Award. The judges considered three pieces: Hamilton’s Fall, Why the Cousins Are Gone, and My Darwinian Daughters. Here’s the press release. Thanks to the judges–it’s gratifying to see that it’s possible for a little blog to swim with the big online sharks.

On the other hand, the news is a bit embarrassing, coming as it does while I’ve left the Loom woefully neglected over the past couple weeks. I’ve been working on a lot of articles, such as a piece for Science about the new hypothesis that our ancestors evolved to run. (Here’s a shorter version; the full version will go online later today.)


  1. #1 Hylton Jolliffe
    November 18, 2004

    Huge congrats and richly deserved!

  2. #2 Sean
    November 18, 2004

    Congratulations, Carl. Keep it up, we need all the great science writing we can get.

  3. #3 Carl Buell
    November 18, 2004

    Congratulations to Charlotte and Veronica’s daddy…but many of us have known for years just how fine a writer you are. When did you say that next book is coming out?

  4. #4 Dan
    November 19, 2004

    Your site has become one of those lame sites where all you do is list who else linked to you and what awards you’ve won….

  5. #5 Walter
    November 21, 2004

    Congrats on the award. Well deserved! I hope more people get informed by reading your stuff.

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