Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The 54th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle, as done by Mickey Spillane (or someone very much like him)

It's that time again, when the part of the blogosphere that celebrates critical thinking over the usual credulousness that allows dubious stories to spread far and wide meets to examine those stories and claims with a hard-nosed skepticism. And few skeptics, it would seem, are as tough as the narrator of this edition of the Skeptics' Circle, who's now telling his tale over at Action Skeptics (where, I guess, they're trying to take the name of the blog literally):
I've been on my own since the Department cut me loose over the Pendelton incident, when I decked that con-artist "psychic" the chief saddled me with during a murder case. Made no nevermind to me. The suits at the department were all jerks anyway, and I don't want to work at a place where they made me take a liar on a joyride chasing wild geese when lives were at stake. I cleaned out my desk and rented some space with a room above. My cat Loki and I moved in, I arranged the furniture to minimize qi flow, and I called the painter. He made me some very pretty words on the front door: "Jack Bixby, Skeptical Investigator."
Join Akusai for the rest.

Next up is EoR at The Second Sight. EoR has hosted before, with amusing results, and I have high hopes that the next time will be just as good. And, as always, if you're interested in tryng your hand at hosting the Circle yourself, drop me a line at The schedule is here, and the guidelines for hosting are here. We'll see if your qi and feng shui are right for the job...


Thursday, February 01, 2007

The 53rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

The 53rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle has been posted at Slicing with Occam's Razor. Once again, the best skeptical blogging from the last fortnight has been gathered, sifted, and presented in one tight, easy to peruse package.

Next up is Action Skeptics, who will host a fortnight hence, on February 15, 2007. If you're interested in adding your name to the increasingly long and distinguished list of bloggers who have hosted in the past, please drop me a line at The schedule is here, and what's involved in hosting is described here.