Circular Reasoning

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

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The room that makes the media… (The 134th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle)

A fortnight ain't what it used to be. Or at least so it seems. After all, another Skeptics' Circle has appeared yet again, as if by homeopathic magic, to grace the blogosophere with another ode to skepticism and critical thinking. This time around, the 134th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle has appeared at Divisible by Pi. Check it out!

Next up to host will be The Skeptical Teacher, who will bring us the next Skeptics' Circle on April 22.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

The 133rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle...with verse!

Here's one we've been waiting for. It's that time again, time for another meeting of The Skeptics' Circle. This time around, the host is everyone's favorite purveyor of rhyming skepticism, Digital Cuttlefish, hosting the 133rd Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle.

Go, read, enjoy.

Next up to host on April 8 will be Divisible by Pi. The Digital Cuttlefish is a tough act to follow, but I bet Richard can do it.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The 131st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

Hear ye! Hear ye! The 131st Skeptics' Circle is now in session. The (well, semi-)honourable Providentia blog presiding for the first time. Our court docket is indeed full as we bring you the best and boldest skeptical writings in the blogosphere of the past two weeks. Let woo-meisters and pundits tremble!

And so it begins...with the 131st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle at Providentia!

Monday, February 15, 2010

The 130th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

I've been a bad, bad organizer.

Poor Martin went through all that work to put together another bang up Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle (the 130th, to be precise), and I didn't publicize it. Well, hopefully better late than never. Go. Read. Learn.

Then don't forget that less than two weeks hence, on February 25, the 131st Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle will be held at Providentia. Guidelines for submission can be found here. So start getting your skeptical blogging going to produce yet another great edition of the Skeptics' Circle, which, believe it or not, has been running five years now. Finally, if you want to host, check out the schedule and drop me a line at

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!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Weird things and skepticism: The 126th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

It's that time yet again. The Skeptics' Circle has returned once again to provide a much needed dose of skepticism to the blogosphere. This time around, the 126th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle is being hosted over at World of Weird Things.

Next up will be Life, The Universe, and One Brow, where the Skeptics' Circle will finish out 2009. Submission instructions can be found here. Guidelines can be found here.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

The 125th Meting of the Skeptics' Circle: Choose your destiny

The 125th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle has been posted at Effort Sisyphus. This time around, you have a choice, either the predigested and linear or the more difficult but potentially more satisfying trip down the rabbit hole, never knowing what might pop up. Choose wisely.

Next up to host the Skeptics' Circle two weeks hence is Weird Things. Be sure to join us if you're a regular reader (or even if you're not), and if you're a blogger be sure to submit your best skepticism and critical thinking to the next host!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

The 124th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle

It's time for another installment of that venerable (gasp!) blog carnival of skepticism, science, and critical thinking, The Skeptics' Circle. This time, it's the 124th Meeting of the Skeptics' Circle, and it's finally landed, late but still brimming with skeptical goodness at Beyond the Short Coat.

Next up, two weeks hence, on December 3, will be TechSkeptic at Effort Sisyphus. His instructions for submitting your work are here. General instructions for what we look for in a Skeptics' Circle entry are here. So, by the way, is the schedule. If you're interested in hosting one of these puppies yourself (and what skeptical blogger wouldn't like to try his or her hand at this at some point?), check out these instructions for hosting and drop me a line.