Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, February 28, 2008

The 81st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Leap Day Edition!

This year's a Leap Year, as it so happens, and it turns out that Leap Day is tomorrow. Unfortunately for "alternative medicine" mavens, conspiracy theorists, and lovers of woo everywhere, that means that the Skeptical Conspiracy to Suppress All Dissent--I mean, the Skeptics' Circle--is meeting over at--where else?--The Conspiracy Factory, where, just as woo-meisters have always suspected, skeptical bloggers everywhere are taking their instructions from their nefarious leader, who bears an uncanny resemblance to...well, you'll have to go over to the 81st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle to find out.

Next up on the schedule to continue the conspiracy is Bing McGhandi over at Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes, who will be taking over the reins for the Circle for the next meeting, now scheduled for Thursday, March 13. If you're a skeptical blogger and want to join the conspiracy (and, believe me, you don't want to get on our Leader's bad side), start preparing your best skeptical blogging to submit to Bing. If you really want to get on our Leader's good side and become a leader in the conspiracy (and, make no mistake, it's better to be a leader than a sheeple), then check out the Skeptics' Circle schedule and guidelines and some guidelines for hosting and drop me a line. If your blog passes a perusal by our Illuminati overlords, I'll be happy to add you to the schedule.*

*For the irony-challenged, that stuff about the Illuminati and conspiracy was a lot of joking and sarcasm, although not the part about not wanting to get on our Leader's bad side.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The 81st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: There has been a change of plans this week

Due to the unfortunate intrusion of real life into blogging resulting in the inability of this week's previously scheduled host to be able to fulfill his hosting duties for the February 28 edition of the Skeptics' Circle, there has been a last minute change of hosts for the next Circle. The 81st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle will now be hosted by Factician at the Conspiracy Factory. Instructions for submitting posts are now found here, and I will forward the submissions that were sent to me to our new host. Help him out and send him your best skeptical entries following the usual guidelines.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The 80th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Is Valentine's Day the right time for skepticism?

Of course Valentine's Day is the right time for skepticism! What better time? If you don't believe me, visit Bug Girl's Blog for the 80th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Valentine Edition! She'll show you why there's no time like today for a healthy dose of critical thinking.

Next up is (I think) Sorting Out Science on February 28. I would be remiss in my organizing duties, however, if I didn't inform you that it is quite possible that there might be a change in hosts before then. Don't worry, though. For now, just send submissions both to Sam Wise and me. If a host switch occurs, I'll make sure your submissions get to the new host. If it doesn't, you're covered too.

Finally, if you're interested in hosting, head on over to the Skeptics' Circle archive site and check out the schedule and hosting guidelines. Then drop me a line.