As hard as it is to believe, two weeks have already flown by, and it's time for the Twenty-seventh Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. This is a particularly propitious time, as it's the very first Skeptics' Circle of its second year of existence. Not only that, this edition of the Circle marks the point where I have been its organizer longer than its founder, St. Nate.
I can think of few bloggers as capable of handling such an important Skeptics' Circle as our present host, Prometheus. His blog, A Photon in the Darkness, has been a bastion of rational thought in the all-too-often irrational blogosphere since it first appeared in June, and, as expected, he's delivered, this time in the form of a ripping war story--and I do mean war story--about the fight against pseudoscience and quackery:
"Our enemy is aggressive, committed and utterly ruthless – they will not hesitate to use any tactic that they think will aid them. They are not bound by the Rules of Science as we are, and they use that to their advantage. However, they are fighting on the side of ignorance and superstition, and so they will ultimately fail. Our job is to hasten that defeat and to minimize civilian casualties and suffering. The general population may not always understand that we are fighting for them, but we must never forget that."
Next up is Unused and Probably Unusable on February 16. It's never too early to start getting your best skeptical blogging ready to send to Eh Nonymous by February 15.
And, as always, if you're interested in hosting a Skeptics' Circle, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. The guidelines and schedule can be found here.