Skepfeeds-The Best Skeptical blogs of the day

About Skepfeeds


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.

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  1. podblack said, on August 20, 2008 at 12:01 AM

    Hello, can I join? http://www.podblack.com

  2. Skepdude said, on August 20, 2008 at 1:49 PM

    Absolutely!

  3. RedPillRashad said, on August 21, 2008 at 6:02 PM

    Let me in…
    http://redpillrashad.wordpress.com

  4. Skepdude said, on August 27, 2008 at 6:10 PM

    You’re in!

  5. Curious Pete said, on September 4, 2008 at 7:13 PM

    This has been bugging me. If space is curved, how far does one have to travel before one comes back upon ones starting point ?

  6. Rodibidably said, on October 13, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    My blog is more about atheism vs religion then pure skepticism, but I do a good number of skeptically based posts as well:
    http://potomac9499.wordpress.com/

  7. Skepdude said, on October 14, 2008 at 1:40 AM

    You’re more than welcome. Atheism, can be a branch of skepticism (unless you’re Bill Maher in which case is its own weird thing!). I have subscribed to your feed and will keep an eye out for your entries.

  8. Andy Kaiser said, on October 14, 2008 at 7:47 PM

    Another skeptical and cirtical thinking website for you:

    Digital Bits Skeptic
    http://www.dbskeptic.com

    While I (Andy Kaiser) create, edit and podcast the thing, I’m only responsible for a small percentage of its content. The rest is from my many paid writers. We write about all things interesting to the skeptical and critcial thinking community.

    We’re always looking for new writers, and I’m always eager to get the word out that we exist. So thanks for this forum!

    Andy Kaiser
    Digital Bits Skeptic Administrator

  9. Skepdude said, on October 15, 2008 at 9:01 PM

    Sure, I’ll keep an eye on this website as well.

  10. The skepTick said, on October 31, 2008 at 8:43 PM

    My original intent in visiting this site was to find out why your site got top billing today in the Google Blog search for the term “woo”. I was happy to see a skeptical blog in that position, though I lament that it wasn’t mine. Keep up the good work.

  11. stavros said, on October 31, 2008 at 10:28 PM

    Nice idea, let’s see how it evolves! Have a look at Journey through a Burning Mind if you wish. Lots of skeptical posts.

    Cheers!

  12. Dr* T said, on November 15, 2008 at 7:35 AM

    Hi,

    Please add this one to the list:

    http://thinking-is-dangerous.blogspot.coml

    Thanks :)

  13. Dr* T said, on November 15, 2008 at 7:36 AM

    Hi,

    Please add this one to the list:

    http://thinking-is-dangerous.blogspot.com

    Thanks :)

  14. Gus V. Pants said, on December 5, 2008 at 5:13 PM

    Have you seen “Studies in Crap”? Every week they reprint scans and quotes from ridiculous old books and it’s often full of skeptical goodness. (and funny.) This week’s is about a textbook called “Science for Christian Schools.”
    http://blogs.pitch.com/plog/2008/12/studies_in_crap_presents_scien.php

  15. faithlessgod said, on January 30, 2009 at 9:07 AM

    Great idead and a good effort! Can I join?No Double Standards>/a>

  16. Skepdude said, on January 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM

    Absolutely, thanks for submitting your blog!

  17. turbospinecho said, on February 19, 2009 at 7:43 PM

    You know what they say about opinions……………………

    Chris
    http://coolmristuff.wordpress.com/

  18. knowledgetoday said, on March 29, 2009 at 1:01 AM

    I love your site. Keep it up !

  19. idoubtit said, on September 24, 2009 at 4:05 PM

    Just subscribed to the “feed”. Can you watch my blog and see if any post strikes your fancy?

    http://idoubtit.wordpress.com

    • Skepdude said, on September 25, 2009 at 4:05 PM

      Sure, I will subscribe to your feed as well. Thank you.

  20. Jim Lippard said, on October 21, 2009 at 6:59 PM

    I’d be happy to have my blog in your feed, as well: http://lippard.blogspot.com/

    • Skepdude said, on November 9, 2009 at 10:26 AM

      Absolutely. That’s why I love Google Reader, makes it easy for me to keep an eye on other blogs. Thanks for the interest.

  21. Jim Lippard said, on October 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    My preference is to the short quotation with link to the original method, also. Thanks!

  22. Riayn said, on January 14, 2010 at 12:42 AM

    Hi Jim, I would love to have my blog included in your feed – http://rainbowofchaos.wordpress.com
    Thanks :)

    • Skepdude said, on January 14, 2010 at 10:34 AM

      Jim is just a commenter, Skepdude is the blog owner, and I’ll subscribe to your blog in my Reader.

  23. Esattezza said, on April 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    How did I not find this sooner? Great idea! Could you include my blog in your feed as well? esattezza@wordpress.com. It’s not much yet, but I have a skeptical attitude and once classes stop in grad school, the post number will climb steadily.

    • Skepdude said, on April 5, 2010 at 1:27 PM

      Absolutely, will subscribe to your blog on my RSS reader. Thank you.

  24. astrosmashley said, on April 28, 2010 at 3:41 PM

    I believe you started something. Mine is a mishmash of humor, skeptical and or absurd. If you’ll have me I’d love it

    • Skepdude said, on May 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

      Absolutely, I just subscribed to your feed in my Reader and will keep an eye on your blog. Thank you.

  25. Colin Cobalt said, on April 29, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Hi, can I climb aboard?

    http://artofquackery.blogspot.com/

    Cheers,

    • Skepdude said, on May 6, 2010 at 5:02 PM

      You’re on board; now go write some good skeptical entries. I am a demanding reader! LOL

  26. Codenix said, on July 29, 2010 at 9:29 AM

    Hi, would you consider adding http://blog.codenix.org to the list?

    Thanks, and great work.

  27. Jason Ellis said, on August 2, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Hi – I am always trying to improve my skeptical writing skills; add http:\\woooftheworld.blogspot.com if you like!

    Thanks!

    • Skepdude said, on August 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM

      I’m keepin’ an eye on ya!

  28. Padraig Houlahan said, on October 28, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    I’d like to contribute a screed everynow and then…

  29. Guy McCardle said, on November 20, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    Hi. You might want to consider some of the stuff over at my blog The Inconvenient Truth.


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