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A skeptical reading list

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitJun 24, 2009 12:09 PM

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One thing about being a skeptic is staying informed. It's hard. There is so much nonsense in the world... but I try. I read a lot of blogs, of course. I have about 200 blogs in my feed reader, but only a handful of those have daily posts, and of those I skim a lot. I get email from readers, of course (which I love) when news breaks, and also see things on Twitter. Still, how do you find out what's going with online skeptical activism? Here's an idea: read Skepdad's Epic Reading List. It really is. Epic, I mean: he's put a bazillion links in various categories, including blogs, podcasts, thinkers, topic-specific, and so on. I've looked it over and it's a pretty good list if you're looking to find ways to blow off that big project that's already overdue. I'm actually a little afraid to delve into more deeply, as I can see my already-neutron-star-dense schedule getting even more tightly squeezed... and that can only have one outcome. A calendrical black hole. But if you're looking for a little summer reading (and who isn't?) then this is a great place to start.

Tip o' the blogroll to Laurie of Rational Moms, another fine site for skeptical parents.

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