A skeptical reading list

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June 24 2009 8:09 AM

A skeptical reading list

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.

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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.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!