An avid skeptical blog reader, I was at times overwhelmed with the sheer amount of skeptical blog entries being posted every day. It is hard to read through all of these blogs without having to endure some quite irrelevant entries (from the skeptical point of view). I wondered how would it be possible to weed out the irrelevant and get all the best entries in one place for everyone to read.
I was sure there was no easy way to do that. No automated software can easily distinguish a good skeptical blog entry from a dull one, the technology is not there. I realized that nothing can beat a human being, actually reading and picking out the best entries. So that is what I decided to do. It is my intention to peruse any worthy skeptical blogs daily and repost here at Skepfeeds, what I believe, to be the best entries of the day .
I believe there are no copyright problems as long as I link directly to each original post. I will nevertheless try everything possible to get permission from the blog owners before I do this. I expect and hope that all blog writers will willingly allow me to repost their entries.
I want to make it clear that any entry will be posted verbatim, with no introduction, comment or any sort of alteration from my part. The original authors will get full credit and every re-post will have two links to the original entry, one at the top and one at the bottom (as per the suggestion/commandment of the almighty God from Stuff God Hates) . The title and content, category classification and such will not be altered in any way. The only change I am thinking of doing is labeling each entry with the original category the author choose at his blog, and a second category being the name of the blog, to facilitate readers to filter quickly by blog name.
UPDATE – 01/30/09
This is just a quick update about the format of the blog. While some blog authors have readily agreed to have their entries reposted here at Skepfeeds, others did not. As such only the first few paragraphs of entries from these blogs will be quoted here with a link to the full entry at the original blog. Original entries by me will still be featured here at Skepfeeds from time to time.