Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The 83rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: You're all Expelled!

I have to hand it to Mike, the host of this week's Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. He's decided to do something that I never would have thought possible: He's gotten Ben Stein to introduce the entries to this week's festival of skeptical thinking--which is why you're all "expelled"!

Go check it out and be amused. I find, however, that it helps to get the full effect if you imagine Stein's whiny nasal voice reading it to you.

Next up to host is Archaeoporn on Thursday, April 10. (Archaeoporn? Oh, no, the word "porn" is in there! Godless Darwinists!) In any case, bloggers, start getting your best skeptical bits ready to submit for the next meeting!

Finally, as always, if you're a blogger and are interested in hosting one of these meetings, all you have to do is check out the schedule and guidelines and then peruse the guidelines for hosts. If after that you still think you have what it takes, skeptically speaking, then drop me a line at I'll peruse your blog to make sure I'm not dealing with a closet creduloid, and then get you on the schedule forthwith!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The 82nd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: The Genesis of the Skeptics' Circle

Having just perused the 82nd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle over at Happy Jihad's House of Pancakes, I was left with one question? Was the Founder of the Circle, the not late but still lamented St. Nate (mainly because he left the blogosphere and took his blog down) God? Is Orac his son? And what is the significance of all this prophecy and religious imagery?

It's all so confusing.

The only way to find out is to check it out. The kid's got promise.

Next up is an experienced host of the Skeptics' Circle, Mike over at Mike's Weekly Skeptic Rant (and, believe me, the title of the blog is accurate, except that it's more than once a week), who will be taking the reins for the Circle that is set to land on March 27. So send him some examples of your best skeptical blogging, and join us then. The prophecy says that you will come, after all, and you know what happens to those who try to thwart a divine prophecy.

Finally, if you--yes, you!--are interested in trying your hand at hosting one of these puppies, peruse the schedule and guidelines, plus the guidelines for hosts, and if you're still interested (and who wouldn't be?) drop me a line at Your site will be subjected to a rigorous screening process consisting of me looking it over to make sure you're not a woo-meister trying to put one over on us skeptics, after which I'll get you on the schedule. You won't regret it, whether you've done it before or are a newbie.