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February 02, 2005

Skeptic News Returns!

Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! And welcome to the new incarnation of Skeptic News! If you've visited us in the past, you'll see that things have obviously changed.

Skeptic News first when online back in July 1998 as a Slashdot-style news site. We did quite well, but by July 2003 I was burned out, so the site went dormant. At the time, I was thinking of writing some software that would automatically generate links to  skeptic-related articles, similar to the way Google News works. However, I just didn't have the time to write the software.

Now, a year and a half later, I'm reviving the site, this time as a blog. Please check back frequently as I get things rolling, and please leave some feedback to let me know how I'm doing.

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Welcome back yourself, Wally!

Your old server logs will verify that I was still hitting the site regularly until, ironically, a couple of weeks ago when you started the blog. Although the site was dormant, you had the MoreOver Science links, so I'd cruise by for a dose of science-related items each morning. If you can recommend a similar source, I'd like to find it.

I'm glad you're back, and hope the blog is successful. Take a gander at Pharyngula for another entry in your blogroll, and you might want to add talkorigins.org to the suggested sites.

Good luck - I'll be back.

Posted by: jackd | Feb 7, 2005 7:11:14 AM

It's always good to see an old link rejuvenated. The fight against ignorance is made tougher by the fact that the purveyors of idiocy are well-funded. We can counter with quality voices (and our spelling is so much better as well). Keep up the good work.

Posted by: marc | Feb 7, 2005 1:51:58 PM

Thanks for the welcome backs! (Or "welcomes back"? Or something.) I still have some "interior decorating" to do (e.g. MoreOver Science links, more suggested sites, etc).

As for reading Pharyngula, already subscribed via Bloglines! :-)

Posted by: Wally Hartshorn | Feb 7, 2005 9:53:08 PM

Whenever I see a "Darwin Swallows The Fish" bumper sticker I think to myself " there's another groupthinker".
I'm a skeptic too but I 'm skeptical of EVERYthing- even the "skeptic community".
God just MIGHT be the answer you guys!

Jeff Walter
San Jose, CA

Posted by: Jeff Walter | Feb 13, 2005 9:19:41 PM

You're right, Jeff -- God just MIGHT be the answer. But if so, God has to play by the same rules as all the other things we "groupthinkers" believe -- he has to provide sufficient evidence.

Being skeptical doesn't just mean not believing anything. It means requiring sufficient evidence to earn my belief.

Posted by: Wally Hartshorn | Feb 13, 2005 9:42:13 PM

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