Circular Reasoning

An archive site for the Skeptics' Circle. It includes a list of past Skeptics' Circles, future hosts, and announcements.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The 48th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Last Will and Testament

This time around for 48th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle, a skeptic by the 'nym of decorabilia presents his Last Will and Testament to the Circle, and bequeaths his worldly possessions to his fellow skeptics:
I am old and tired, my son. I feel the creeping chill of death in these creaking bones. I smell the heather of heavenly meadows and hear the distant strains of Gabriel's flugelhorn. Listen as I croak out my last will and testament. Lean in close. No, not that close. Your breath stinks.

Read the rest.

Next up to host is Dad of Cameron over at Autism Street on December 7. Start getting your skeptical blogging entries ready to submit to him, and join us back here then. If you're interested in hosting a Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle yourself sometime, then drop me a line at The schedule and a description of what the Circle is about can both be found here.

In the meantime, to everyone in the U.S., have a happy Thanksgiving. And don't overdo it chowing down on turkey.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The 47th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle: Circle of Heroes!

Holy Reiki, Batman! This month's Skeptics Circle, hosted by Polite Company, has landed, and it's a doozy. In fact, it's a Circle of Heroes:
Observe the Skeptic:

often battle-hardened by years of living in a world gone mad with magical thinking and spurious logic;

frequently alone in the fight against codified irrationality;

forced to search far and wide for another candle in the darkness, hoping that one day enough candles together can create the flames of a new renaissance;
I like it.

Next up is someone who's hosted before, Jim Anderson at Decorabilia. Please note that, due to the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S., the next edition of the Skeptics' Circle will appear one day early, on Wednesday, November 22. (I figured that most people would probably prefer to be stuffing themselves with turkey and watching football than surfing the 'net.) The guidelines for posts are here.

And, as always, if you're interested in hosting, drop me a line at (You don't have to be a superhero to host, but it probably helps.)