As the guy who sort of fell into being the keeper of the original Skeptics’ Circle after its creator decided to give up blogging three years ago, I’d be remiss in my duties if I didn’t mention that I’ve been made aware of an initiative to set up a local version of the Circle based around trying to foster better communication among South African Science Bloggers being spearheaded by a recent host of the Skeptics Circle, Michael Meadon at Ionian Enchantment. Of course, it’s an effort of which I heartily approve, and I hope my readers will check it out.
I would also hope, however, that some of the hosts who have lined up to host this new skeptical blog carnival (as yet unnamed) would consider also hosting a meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle at some point, not to mention submitting their work to the Skeptics’ Circle on a regular basis if they don’t do so already. Michael’s already hosted, and he did a fine job. Moreover, most of the hosts lined up thus far are blogs that I haven’t encountered before. We need synergy!