Because of the confusion over last week’s Skeptics’ Circle, I’ve been totally remiss in doing what I normally do, namely plugging the next host and urging all skeptical bloggers to start getting ready their best skeptical stuff for the Circle, which is next scheduled for May 7.

So next week the host is Ferret’s Cage, whose contact information is here. So get cracking! You have only a little more than a week!

Also help him out because he’s dealing with an infiltration of woo in his sister’s school.


  1. #1 Rae
    April 29, 2009

    It’s a little off topic for this post, but tonight on “Law and Order: SVU” they involved a baby who died of measles encephalitis caught from a little boy who’s mother did not vaccinate her kid.

    I thought it was a pretty decent episode- however I was annoyed that they made the one lead female character “sympathetic” to the stupid anti-vaxxer mom (“it’s her choice!”). They also trotted out all the canards about the side-effects of MMR (“you forgot one…death!”).

    Anyway. Just thought I’d share.

  2. #2 Martin
    April 29, 2009

    The next one would be the 111th, wouldn’t it? Mine was 109, and Waffle’s will be 110 if they ever get their act together.

  3. #3 Martin
    April 29, 2009

    Just spotted, you accidentally put 109 twice on the schedule – doh! I should have waited until you had the celebratory 200th edition out, then ruined your party 😛

  4. #4 King of Ferrets
    April 29, 2009

    Awww dammit, it looks like Dr. Jay Gordon found this link to my contact info! He’s emailing me now and has obviously read my profile. =/

    Entirely your fault! =P

  5. #5 Orac
    April 29, 2009

    As host of the Skeptics’ Circle, you have the final say in what is and is not included in your Circle. You can decline to use his submission if you wish. Alternatively, you are free to accept it and make fun of it. I do, however, caution hosts about using this option too liberally and to be very, very sure that you’re using it against a pseudoscience booster. It would not do to be making fun of a skeptic making a legitimate contribution.

    By the way, Dr. Jay has been e-mailing me trying to get me to go full conspiracy mode against the “orchestration” of the swine flu scare. He should be very, very careful what he asks for. He might get it and not like it when he does.

  6. #6 King of Ferrets
    April 29, 2009

    Oh, no, he didn’t submit anything, he’s just trying to get me to post something about the swine flu.

  7. #7 King of Ferrets
    April 30, 2009

    Because I couldn’t decide, I’m currently taking a vote on how this next Skeptic’s Circle will be themed.

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