The Intellectual Blogger Award

This award is intend­ed for those blog­gers who demon­strate an incli­na­tion to think on their own. This is what I think is need­ed in today’s blo­gos­phere. The term ‘Intel­lec­tu­al’ has often been derid­ed in recent times, and this is one way to res­ur­rect the true mean­ing: “An intel­lec­tu­al is one who tries to use his or her intel­lect to work, study, reflect, spec­u­late on, or ask and answer ques­tions with regard to a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent ideas.” The rules are:

  1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with nom­i­na­tions for 5 blogs that you think are of “Intel­lec­tu­al Blog­gers”.
  2. Option­al: Link to this page so that peo­ple can eas­i­ly find the exact ori­gin of the meme.
  3. Option­al: Proud­ly dis­play the ‘Intel­lec­tu­al Blog­ger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.

Here are the graph­ics you can use (choose any as per your needs):

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I would encour­age all awardees to nom­i­nate oth­er blog­gers who you think are ”intel­lec­tu­al”. Please note that this nom­i­na­tion is open to all blogs, except:

  • Blogs main­tained by a group of authors
  • Blog­gers who sim­ply repli­cate con­tent from oth­er (online or offline) sources

I wish to dif­fer­en­ti­ate between blog­gers who sim­ply dupli­cate con­tent found else­where, and blog­gers who aggre­gate. Blog­gers who aggre­gate can nev­er­the­less be cham­pi­ons in edit­ing con­tent and pro­mot­ing their intel­lec­tu­al cause. The blogs get­ting this award from me are:

Leit­mo­tif: Ergo does great in bring­ing Rand’s Objec­tivist the­o­ries to prac­ti­cal life. I can’t add any­thing more.

A Wide Angle View of India: Nita’s writ­ing not only tells me all about what’s hap­pen­ing in the Indi­an scene, not only what she thinks about it and why, but also why I should be aware or con­cerned about it.

Cafe Phi­los: Read my post for more infor­ma­tion.

I thought it would be a good idea to list the all the blogs that have received this award. Please let me know through the com­ments if I’ve missed any updates. The ‘From’ links are to the pages where you’ll find the descrip­tions of the awardees.

From Leit­mo­tif:

From A Wide Angle View of India:

From The Brain Chim­ney:

From Kaman­gir:

From Cafe Phi­los:

From The Dai­ly Doubter:

From The Pri­mate Diaries:

From Not Exact­ly Rock­et Sci­ence:

From The Evilu­tion­ary Biol­o­gist:

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From Lae­laps:

From Stop and Wan­der:

From The Ante­ri­or Com­mis­sure:

From Liv­ing the Sci­en­tif­ic Life:

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