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3 Quarks Daily is a highly acclaimed, award-winning blog, and has been called "an intellectual wonder-cabinet." You can now see all posts from 3QD here on Facebook as well. If you like it, please suggest this fan page to your friends! And feel free to write on the wall here.

On this website, my fellow editors and guest authors and I present interesting items from around the web on a daily basis, in the areas of science, design, literature, current affairs, art, and anything else we deem inherently fascinating. We have even been called "an intellectual wonder-cabinet."

On Mondays, we feature original writing by our editors and guest columnists.

We also present a poem daily.

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—S. Abbas Raza, Founder and Editor


What People Are Saying About 3 Quarks Daily:

"I couldn't tear myself away from 3 Quarks Daily, to the point of neglecting my work. Congratulations on this superb site."—Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of The Blank Slate, How the Mind Works, Words and Rules, and The Language Instinct.

"I have placed 3 Quarks Daily at the head of my list of web bookmarks."—Richard Dawkins, Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University, and author of The Selfish Gene, The Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, Unweaving the Rainbow, Climbing Mount Improbable, River out of Eden, The Devil's Chaplain, and The Ancestor's Tale.

"I've recommended your site to a number of friends and colleagues who've bemoaned the dearth of sites with any literary/scientific muscularity. Keep up the wonderful work."—John Allen Paulos, Professor of Mathematics at Temple University, and bestselling author of Innumeracy, Beyond Numeracy, A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper, Once Upon a Number, and A Mathematician Plays the Stockmarket.

"3QD is always interesting--you (and your other contributors) have a fine eye for good writing in both the arts and the sciences, which is a very rare thing indeed."—Rochelle Gurstein, author of The Repeal of Reticence, and frequent contributor to The New Republic, Salmagundi, and American Scholar.

"3 Quarks is a daily must-read for intellectuals of all stripes. It is perhaps even smarter and better and more comprehensive than Arts & Letters Daily, the de facto gold standard of the smart set on the internet."—Laura Claridge, former Professor of English at the U.S. Naval Academy, and author of Romantic Potency: The Paradox of Desire, Tamara de Lempicka: A Life of Deco and Decadence, and Norman Rockwell: A Life.

"Mighty interesting website! I've added it to my favorites."—Daniel Dennett, University Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University, and author of Content and Consciousness, Brainstorms, Elbow Room, The Intentional Stance, Consciousness Explained, Darwin's Dangerous Idea, Kinds of Minds, and Brainchildren: A Collection of Essays.

"Just wanted you to know I’m one of many who reads and enjoys 3 Quarks....almost daily."—David Byrne, musician, former lead-singer of the Talking Heads, artist, intellectual.

"For sheer elegance, wit and worldly wisdom when it comes to reading, editing, presenting the real news of the world... for liveliness, cosmopolitanism, range of scientific, philosophical, and literary curiosity in harvesting big and provocative ideas... for consistency of character and manners, ever above the ordinary... 3 Quarks stands alone. If 3 Quarks Daily were a person, wouldn't it be Proust?"—Christopher Lydon, host of the excellent show "Open Source" on National Public Radio, author, media personality.

"It is a great honor to be mentioned in one of my two ONLY portals to the internet—and the world, since I do not read newspapers. My discipline, to avoid drowning in information, is not to cruise the web outside of these two points. I tried many sites; yours has CHARM."—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan. [The other site NNT is referring to is the excellent Arts & Letters Daily.]


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