Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The 129th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle has arrived

Faster than a blink of an eye (well, not really, but it sure seems that way sometimes) another fortnight has flown by, meaning that it's time yet again for another meeting of that venerable blog carnival of critical thinking, the Skeptics' Circle. This time around, we have our first ever veterinarian hosting. I could make jokes about the Skeptics' Circle going to the dogs, but I'll exercise some rare self-restraint and refrain from doing so. (Oh, wait...)

In any case, this time around, the 129th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle is being held over at SkeptVet.

Head on over and check it out.

Then join us in two weeks for the next installment in this ever-growing exercise in blogging about skepticism, critical thinking, and science, when it will be held at The Lay Scientist. If you're a blogger, here's yet another opportunity to strut your critical thinking stuff by sending your entries to Martin. I'll even forgive Martin for his seriously misguided rant against Mac users yesterday. For now. If I hadn't been so seriously busy last night (not quite an all nighter, but getting close), it would be something I'd have normally seriously thought about applying some not-so-Respectful Insolence to in the course of my normal blogging--not because Martin doesn't think the new iPad is anything special, but because of his rant against Apple fans themselves. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect.

In any case, guidelines for submissions can be found here, and if you're a blogger who's interested in hosting guidelines for hosting are here.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The skeptical hippo demands your attention...

...for the 128th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle, being held over at Ionian Enchantment.

It's another great one!

And, as usual, it's never too early to think about submitting your work to the next edition of the Skeptics' Circle, to be held on January 28 at SkeptVet. Hmmm. I wonder if he'll take on some animal woo. In any case, here are the guidelines and the schedule. We're good through February, but could use some more hosts to keep this tradition going.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Usher in the New Year with the 127th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle!

2009 may be over, but there is still one remnant of it that you should immediately check out now, if you haven't already: The 127th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle at Life, The Universe, and One Brow! While Orac is taking it easy today, you can catch up on some of the best end-of-the-year skeptical blogging while contemplating what sort of unreason will assail us in 2010!

Next up on January 14 will be Ionian Enchantment. Bloggers, start sharpening your skeptical pencils (metaphorically speaking, of course) and checking out the guidelines for what the Circle is looking for. Let's start the new year off right with yet another fine installment of the Skeptics' Circle! Also, we happen to have one of the shortest waits in a long time for hosts of the Circle, as the schedule shows. I'd love to see some more volunteers to host. If you're a blogger and are interested, check out these guidelines for hosts and then drop me an e-mail as listed in my contact information!