Valentine’s Day is coming, but so is something else

It’s clear from the treacly ads that are clogging the airwaves that Valentine’s Day is near. For those of us who tend to find Valentine’s Day (and, even worse, that knockoff holiday Sweetest Day) annoying, it’s a bad time of the year, particularly since in these parts February is the most depressing time of the year anyway. Fortunately, if you’re a skeptic, another “holiday” of sorts falls on the very same date as Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s yet another Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, that blog carnival for skepticism and critical thinking. This time around, appropriately enough for Valentine’s Day, Bug Girl is hosting. Her instructions for submitting entries for inclusion in the carnival are here, and the general instructions are here. Help a Bug Girl out and send her your best skeptical blogging and then join her next Thursday.

Finally, if you’re interested in hosting, check out the guidelines and drop me a line at [email protected] I’ll peruse your blog to make sure you aren’t one of David Icke’s lizard people, a Scientologist, a creationist, or any other of the overly credulous (or manifestations thereof), and then add you to the schedule.