Saturday, August 21, 2010

Skeptic Book Meetup

I realize my inclusion of this picture is going to cost me
credibility.  Fortunately, I think my blog is offensive
enough to have bought me some room to work with.
Since we are headed into fall, and likely to get a few new members, I thought now might be a good time to discuss some possible plans for the school year.  I was wondering if anyone would be interested in doing sort of a skeptic book group once a month, we could combine it with the normal meetup, or have it be separate.  I'm just sick of being a weirdo for preferring Death From The Skies to Harry Potter or The Secret.  Let me know what you all think.


  1. I'm new to join the group, but I would be interested in what kinds of titles/authors you would suggest!

  2. Hmm, that is a great question. Of course it's just my opinion, but for skeptical authors, I love Carl Sagan (ok, I've fulfilled my legal obligation as a skeptic to mention him).

    Joe Nickell is great for pure skepticism and woo, as well as James Randi. For science writers I love Richard Wiseman, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and of course Dawkins. The SGU has an awesome books list at their site:

    I know I gave you more authors than titles, but I figured that way you could dredge a little for what peaked your interests.

    Oh, and of course Phil Plaitt Bad Astronomy is one of the first skeptical books I ever read and it's still a long time fav.

    I hope others throw their two cents in, there are a lot of great authors out there.