Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The 59th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Untitled skepticism

Well, it's that time again, time for another foray into battle against the rampant credulity that permeates the blogosphere. This time, your host is a veteran who has hosted two previous Meetings of the Skeptics' Circle and done some of the most memorable Circles we've had. After two abortive attempts at a format, he's come up with a rather Zen-like method that, I'm sure, a Reiki master would love--were it not for the content, of course. So, join The Pooflinger for the 59th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle.

Next up to host on May 10 is Infophila. Start firing up your keyboard to provide the Infophile with the raw material for another great Meeting.

And, of course, we're (well, actually, I'm) always looking for hosts. If you think you have what it takes to host the Circle, check out the schedule and guidelines for hosts and drop me a line!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Update notice

This is just a brief announcement to inform everyone that I've updated the link list in the sidebar to cull broken links, add several new skeptical blogs that I've come across (or older skeptical blogs that I've never heard of before), and to eliminate inactive blogs. To me, an inactive blog is a blog where no posts have yet appeared in 2007, a pretty generous definition, if I do say so myself.

If you have a skeptical blog or website that you'd like me to add to the sidebar, drop me a line and I'll check it out. If it fits the bill, I'll add it.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The 58th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: I've got a whole lot of woo for you...

It's that time again, and Geek Counterpoint has delivered the woo for you (and how!) in the 58th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. Head on over for your fix of rational thought applied liberally to dubious claims, all expertly administered and arranged for your edification.

Next up is previous two-time host Pooflingers Anonymous. The Pooflinger himself, Matt, has done an absolutely fantastic job hosting twice before. Check out the 21st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle and the 32nd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle to get a taste of what he's capable of. That's why I fully expect the next Circle, scheduled for April 26, to be great. But Matt can't do it without the appropriate quality raw material; so start your skeptical blogging and be ready to submit some high quality skeptical blogging to Matt by April 25.

Finally, as usual, I'd like to point out that, if you think you have what it takes to host your very own Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle, if you want to follow in the footsteps of The Amazing Randi, take a gander at the Skeptics' Circle schedule and guidelines and guidelines for hosting to see if you think you can do it, and then drop me a line at I'll do some dowsing and telepathically examine your blog, projecting my mind over the Internet, to make sure that it has the appropriate features, and then get back to you.