Respectful Insolence

…at Archaeoporn.

And it’s a good one too, served up in a straightforward, no-nonsense style. As much as I like the sometimes wild creativity some hosts bring to hosting the Circle, there’s definitely something to be said for a well-organized, well-introduced, “just the facts, M’am” sort of presentation, and that’s what we have here. That, and lots of good skeptical blogging served up for your browsing edification. March your way through the links at the 84th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, and you won’t be disappointed.

Next up to host is Andrea’s Buzzing About:. Her shot at hosting the Circle is scheduled for two weeks hence, on April 24. So, skeptical bloggers, start writing your best stuff, and, remember, the creationist propaganda film Expelled! is scheduled to be released on April 18. I’m sure it will be a major topic of the Circle, but by no means the only one. After all, like Jenny McCarthy, Ben Stein has descended into a state that only deserves contempt from rational, science-minded individuals who tend to like the Circle.

Finally, I’m always looking for hosts. I had thought of making the Circle a once-a-week affair because the wait for hosts had gotten a bit long. Ultimately, I decided not to because I don’t want to risk diluting what has been far often than not excellent quality and the wait is not quite as bad as it once was. (That hosting this little shindig is so popular is a tribute to how great a job our hosts have been doing and the quality of the submissions that each Circle features.) So, if you think you have what it takes to host a Circle, peruse the schedule and guidelines and then the guidelines for hosts. Then, if you–yes, you!–think you have what it takes, drop me a line at orac@scienceblogs.com. I’ll peruse your blog to make sure you’re not a closet creationist or woo-meister and then get you on the schedule.

Do it. It’s fun.