Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, June 22, 2006

From somewhere within the Bermuda Triangle: The 37th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

Mysteriously appearing prematurely briefly last week deep in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, only to disappear again in an equally mysterious manner, the 37th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle has once again appeared, but this time as expected at the home of Autism Diva. However, the participants are a bit unusual this time, in that they're the denizens of the deep, holding the first underwater meeting ever. Check it out!

Two weeks from now, the Skeptics' Circle will appear once again, this time at Skeptic Rant, where it was hosted once before in a most creative fashion. I'm looking for more good things this time around. So, folks, get your best skeptical blogging ready to submit before July 6, and then on that day join us here again for yet another dose of antidote to the credulity that is so common on the Internet and in the blogosphere. Guidelines for submissions, as always, can be found here, along with the archive of past meetings and the schedule for future meetings. If you think you have what it takes to host, check out these more detailed hosting and submitting guidelines and then drop me a line at

Thursday, June 08, 2006

The Doctor Is In: The 36th Skeptics' Circle

From The Examining Room, Dr. Charles, blog carnival afficianado and all around talented medblogger, comes the transcript of the 36th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. It begins with a question:
To readers who distrust science, knowledge found through experimentation, and the secular truths of reason in favor of simply believing - I ask you - why should affirming belief in something be a virtuous concept if it misleads? Why should demanding proof be soulless and cold if it keeps you from ignorance and victimization? And why do they always want your money?
I think I can answer that last question. And if I can't contributors to this week's Skeptics' Circle can and do in a fine collection of skeptical blogging. Find out why by visiting the 36th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle.

Next up to host is Autism Diva. The Diva will hold court for skeptics two weeks hence, on Thursday, June 22. Don't let her down by not sending her your best skeptical blogging. They don't call her the Diva for nothing. Guidelines for appropriate topics are here.

Finally, if you think you have what it takes to host the Circle yourself, drop me a line. I'll check out your blog to make sure that you're not one of the unskeptical trying to pull a fast one on ol' Orac and, assuming you aren't a closet creationist, altie, or psychic friend, I'll get you on the host schedule.