The Skeptics' Circle #3

Meeting or no meeting interfering with my blogging, I have to mention that the Third Edition of the Skeptics' Circle has been posted at Rhosgobel: Radagast's Home. I apologize to Radagast for being so late in linking to it, but I've been in meetings all day and--wouldn't you know it?--during the one chance I got to get back to my hotel room during the afternoon, Blogger wouldn't load. In any case, once again, skeptical bloggers have done their best to fight misinformation, pseudoscience, and quackery with facts, reason, and science. Radagast has eschewed my rather amusing style of organizing the posts in favor of a lean, mean, tight listing of skeptical blogging grouped by category, with brief descriptions of each post. Just the facts and right to the point, with a number of excellent contributions. No muss, no fuss.

I like it.

I do, however, wonder what his first version would have looked like, in which he had been planning on weaving the posts into a Tolkienesque narrative. It sounds like it would have been fun--either that, or incomprehensible. (Damn, now that he's mentioned that idea as a possiblity, I can't do it when I host Grand Rounds on March 15 or Tangled Bank on April 6. But don't worry, Oracphiles. I have other ideas in mind for unusual ways to organize the posts for these upcoming blog carnivals--although I'm not sure if I have the guts to use them. I'm just kicking myself, however, for not having thought of the idea of organizing them into a menu, as Maria did with this week's Grand Rounds.)

If you're new to the Circle, check out the First and Second Editions as well. If you're a blogger, consider contributing to the next edition. Heck, think about hosting a session yourself! It's fun!

A schedule of hosts and upcoming editions is here.


  1. I give, why can't you use the idea when you host grand rounds on the 15th?

  2. Because I'd be copying Radagast then.

    Don't worry. I have a couple of ideas. However, I'm not sure I'll use them for Grand Rounds, given that doctors tend to be rather conservative...

  3. Unless you used a sequea and gave credit!!

    But you may have a point about the doctor's ;)

    Still looking forward to it.

  4. I bet nobody set a carnival to music like I did last week. I also liked the Menu on the latest Grand Rounds.

  5. OK, I'll give you that one.

    Given that I don't know how to set my carnival to music, I will probably refrain from that particular device.


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