The Skeptic’s Circle

There’s another Blog Carnival meme thing about to get underway that might be of interest to SEB readers. Saint Nate is launching The Skeptic’s Circle on February 3rd and he’s looking for submissions:

* Urban legends and hoaxes. If you spotted an oft-reported story that doesn’t hold up to critical thought, this is the perfect opportunity to let people what you found. I hate plugging myself, but check out this post about Bill Gates’ pictures – and if that doesn’t work for you, try one of the examples I cite therein.

* Pseudoscience. Those who know their facts can take this opportunity to correct those who don’t. Sean at Preposterous Universes shows how a good report can get misinterpreted by the mainstream media.

*Pseudohistory. Don’t like the lessons we all should learn being denied or rewritten? Check out how Orac is continuing his long-running battle against Holocaust denial.

*Hysteria. We’ve all head countless stories about what is the greatest threats in the world today are, so now it’s time to hear why we can still count on the sun rising tomorrow. RealClimate does this well by examining a popular argument against global warming.

*Quackery. Any stories either about potentially harmful alternative medicines or misleading reports from medical news stories. Dr. Charles has a good example of how he works a little magic on his prescription pad to save a witch.

So if you have a story you’d like to contribute to the premiere edition of the Skeptics’ Circle, send it to me at saint_nate at hotmail dot com by 11:59 p.m. EST on February 2. Also, please let me know if you’re interested in hosting a future Circle so I can set up a schedule.

These are all new blogs to me so I’m still getting a feel for how good the content is, but so far I like what I’ve read. I thought it was interesting that all of the blogs listed in that blurb, including the one hosting the meme, are all Blogspot blogs.

Found via Pharyngula.

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