Respectful Insolence

Archives for March 25, 2010

Here’s one we’ve been waiting for. It’s that time again, time for another meeting of The Skeptics’ Circle. This time around, the host is everyone’s favorite purveyor of rhyming skepticism, Digital Cuttlefish, hosting the 133rd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. Go, read, enjoy. Next up to host on April 8 will be Divisible by Pi.…

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I’m not really a political blogger. True, I do from time to time succumb to the blogger’s temptation of being a pundit on current events or pontificating on politics, but in general I don’t do that very often because political bloggers are a dime a dozen…

A new favorite word

I have a new favorite word. Yesterday, in the comments after my post on cranks attacking the concept of a scientific consensus, a reader named Craig wrote: We don’t talk about consensus on these issues today merely because the consensus is so strong that only a dedicated guanophrenic would ever question them. “Guanophrenic”? I love…