With Blogging Aforethought
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme,
3. Optional: Proudly display the Thinking Blogger Award with a link to the post that you wrote.
Of course, it's hard to decide who I should tag because there are a lot more than 5 blogs that make me think, so I'm going to pick some bloggers who have been very active recently and who have had a noticeable influence on their readers. Without further ado, I present:
Anne C., of Existence is Wonderful. She writes long, contemplative posts on a variety of fascinating subjects, such as attitudes toward diversity in transhumanist philosophy, a survey of beliefs about death, and a thorough discussion of mirror neuron research and the biased conclusions being drawn from it.
Maddy McEwen, of Whitterer on Autism. Her humorous stories of family life reflect an unfailingly cheerful, energetic personality. She regularly reads and comments on a vast number of blogs, always finding something relevant and upbeat to say. Her anecdotes gently remind readers that autistic children are, first and foremost, children—small human beings who are exploring their world and enjoying their lives.
Kristina Chew, of Autism Vox. She puts an impressive amount of thought and effort into her blogging, often writing several posts a day on a wide assortment of topics related to autism, with links to related articles. Her posts move easily from discussing attitudes toward disability in ancient Greece to commenting on the implications of current research findings on autism.
Attila the Mom, of Cheaper than Therapy. Here's a blogger who has a pair of evil fanged bunny slippers and an attitude to match! She has a keen eye for the absurdity in life. If you dare to visit, you'll find a mix of bizarre and often icky stuff from the news, wacky anecdotes about family life, and disability rights activism of the whup-ass variety.
Bev, of Asperger Square 8. She has a strong commitment to social justice, a penchant for hilariously deconstructing modern cultural foibles, and a wonderful talent for creative graphics showing the importance of human diversity and the need for acceptance thereof.