On the 18th of June, the 113th edition of the famed Skeptic’s Circle blog carnival was hosted at The Uncredible Hallq, featuring posts from great skeptical blogs you might know like Podblack Cat and Action Skeptics.
On the 2nd of July, the 114th edition of the Skeptic’s Circle will be hosted here, at Homologous Legs. This is the first time I’ve hosted such a celebrated carnival before, so it would be safe to say that I’m slightly nervous. But hopefully I’ll get some great submissions to show off, and I’ll think of a novel way in which to present it.
Speaking about ways of presenting the Circle, it has long been a challenge for the person hosting to come up with an interesting idea, and by challenge, I do mean challenge. The 107th edition, hosted by the Skeptic’s Field Guide, was in the form of a podcast, and the 108th edition, hosted by Podblack Cat, was summarised in a nice video. Other ideas have included a scientific paper, an infomercial, and even a dramatic short story.
Looks like I have my work cut out for me. But I’ll come up with something, somehow. Perhaps… a divine revelation – the Norse God of Skepticism (I always forget her name, sorry) will descend from the clouds and present me with the ultimate method. So, if it turns out great, that’s what happened. But if it’s the worst Circle ever, then clearly it was the will of Gods, and it served some greater good, like shaming me so intensely that it stopped me from ever posting on the Internet ever again.
So, if you’re a skeptical blogger, whether you’ve participated in the Skeptic’s Circle before or not, send me an email before the 2nd of July (hopefully not at the very last second) with your submission. If you don’t know much about the carnival, here are the official guidelines. There you can also find the topics that have been deemed appropriate for submission to the Circle.
You can email me at: jacksca (at) gmail (dot) com. Hopefully you’ll be able to work out how that works. Hopefully. If not, well… Post your concern in the comments.
Hopefully it’ll be a great carnival on the 2nd of July! Don’t forget to tell all your skeptical Internet friends, be it through your own blog, or via Twitter or another social media site. Remember, you can use the Sociable icons below this post as shortcuts for all you who are busy.