Carnivalia and an open thread

Three announcements about blog carnivals of interest to my readers:

  1. Medical blogging: Grand Rounds, vol. 3, no. 19 has been posted at Envisioning 2.0.
  2. Science blogging: Tangled Bank #72 has been posted at Ouroboros.
  3. Skeptical blogging: The Skeptics’ Circle will be appearing tomorrow at Slicing with Occam’s Razor. If you’re a blogger who writes about critical thinking and the application of the scientific method to everyday life, you still have a few hours to get your entries to Okcam at And, as always, if you’re interested in hosting, drop me a line at

And now, something I don’t do very often: an open thread. You’ve got something to say? Knock yourself out!

If you don’t know where to start, how about a bit of fun seeing how many logical fallacies, straw men about evolution, and plain downright idiotic statements you can find in this article by Pat Boone (of all people!) on evolution that’s been making the rounds in the blogosphere. (This one looks ripe to have some poo flung at it by a master.) Think of it as a warm-up in critical thought for tomorrow’s Skeptics’ Circle.

Beware, though; I’m sure that I lost a few thousand neurons just from coming in contact with its highly concentrated idiocy. Alternatively, you could have some fun with Scott Adams’ lame “it’s all just semantics” reply to all the criticism directed at his “Big Bang was intelligent” post yesterday.

Or create your own topic.