Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The 94th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: Olympic edition

I lamented how much I needed it, given the persistence of a couple of particularly annoying and obtuse antivaccinationist trolls over the last couple of weeks. Finally, it's here! We're talking the 94th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle over at Reduce to Common Sense. It's just what I (and hopefully you) need: A dose of science, rationalism, and skepticism to combat the rampant credulity of the blogosphere. It's even based on an OIympic theme, complete with gold medals!

Next up two weeks hence, on September 11, is Skeptimedia. Uh-oh, I don't like the date it coincides with, but on the other hand perhaps we might have an appropriate theme and emphasize posts taking on the idiotic conspiracy-mongers known as 9/11 Truthers. Everyone, head over to Screw Loose Change for a primer! Actually, though, it's up to our host to decide.

In the meantime, if you have a blog and are interested in skepticism, science, and critical thinking, you really should think about hosting one of these puppies. If you're a new blogger, it's a great way to get exposure (and traffic). If you're an established blogger but have never hosted before, why not make a splash in the skeptical community? And if you've hosted before, don't you remember how much fun it was? Don't you think it's time to do it again? Whatever the case, head on over to the archive, schedule, and instructions to see what we're looking for, as well as the guidelines for hosts. If you're still interested, then drop me a line. I'll peruse your blog, just to make sure that you're not the secret love child of Deepak Chopra and Sylvia Browne seeking to subvert the Circle, and get you on the schedule.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

The 93rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle: A mystical reading with Master Woo

It's that time again. Once again, the best that the skeptical blogosphere has had to offer over the last couple of weeks is on display, this time over at City of Skeptics, where you can now find The 93rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle. The dude fooled me though. With the time difference between here and Australia, this Circle appeared yesterday here in the States, before I remembered to do my usual last minute submission of a post to the Circle. Damn. I'll have to be more careful next time.

Go forth, read, and enjoy, nonetheless. That I have become superfluous to most meetings of the Skeptics' Circle is actually a good thing. It means that the Circle is bigger than its organizer and that it doesn't depend on any one blogger.

And the next time the Skeptics' Circle will be landing will be on Thursday, August 28 at Reduce to Common Sense, hosted by Rana Banerjee. So get those skeptical pens twitching or those skeptical fingers tapping away on the keyboard, and get Rana some great material for next week. As always, if you're interested in hosting (and we still don't have the first host for 2009 yet!), check out the guidelines and schedule, as well as the guidelines for hosts, and then drop me a line.