Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

The 116th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle: One emergency room you really, really don't want to

It's that time yet again, time for another meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. This time around, Beyond the Short Coat hosts a nightmare. No, really, a nightmare. Remember Mitchell and Web's vision of what a Homeopathic A & E would look like? The 116th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle goes way, way beyond that. Here's hoping I don't get injured or sick or injured any time soon.

Next up is Ionian Enchantment on August 13. Help purge this horrific vision of the future of medicine by lining up posts now.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The 115th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: A Skeptical Journey Through the Universe

It may be a day late, but it was worth it. The latest installment of the Skeptics' Circle, that long-running blog carnival of skepticism and critical thinking (hey, four and a half years is a really long time in the blogosphere).

This time around, let TechSkeptic take you on A Skeptical Journey Through the Universe, complete with pretty pictures!

Next up will be Beyond the Short Coat, a skeptical medical student who wants to take a shot at this blog carnival on Thursday, July 30. Be sure to send your best skeptical blog posts!

Finally, I notice that the waiting list for hosts is getting a bit on the short side. In fact, at around two months it's shorter than it's been in a very long time. We must rectify this situation and line up a few more hosts in order to assure the continued survival and prospering of the Circle! So, once again, I ask you, my readers: Do you think you're up for it? Are you skeptic enough? If you think so, take a gander at the schedule and archives and then mosey on over to take a look at the guidelines for hosts. If you still think you have what it takes, then drop me a line at, and I'll get you on the schedule.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

The 114th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: On the Tendency of Skeptics to form Circles; and on the Perpetuation of Circles and Skeptics by Natural Mea

Well it's here, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend holiday, a brand spanking new Skeptics' Circle. Given how many of our Founding Fathers were freethinkers, I like to think now is a perfect time for a shot of skeptical blogging. And our host this week has just the thing: On the Tendency of Skeptics to form Circles; and on the Perpetuation of Circles and Skeptics by Natural Means of Selection. Be sure to check it out.

Next up in two weeks is Effort Sisyphus. Be sure to start firing up your keyboards to provide the raw material, namely great skeptical blogging, to make next week's carnival as good as this week or even better. The contact information is here, and guidelines can be found here.

Finally, if you're a skeptical blogger, maybe you'd like to have a go at hosting one of these puppies. You won't regret it. Just check out the guidelines for hosts and the current hosting schedule. If you think you have what it takes, drop me a line, and I'll work you into the lineup.