Archive for December, 2014

There are days when it seems like the modern skepticism is on its last legs. Most self described “skeptics” might not know it, and certainly wouldn’t agree, but it’s looking pretty damned bad for them. And the reason isn’t because the truth is harder to find than ever before or because more people are embracing the truth than ever before. No, the reason is that most self described skeptics are anything but skeptical, and they’re in no way a part of the modern skepticism movement. Oh, they’ll tell you that they’re skeptical, they’ll be the first to tell you that, but they seemingly have no clue what the word means.

Skep-tic

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Well, it’s not just for geeks. There are all manner of podcasts out there on the internet right now covering news, conspiracy, health, sports, etc. But the world of the geek is well covered on the podcasting front.

Podcasting Around

And that’s why I’m so often surprised by the large number of people I run into at geek conventions, let alone out in the work-a-day world, who have no idea what’s out there or express little curiosity in what’s out there. This surprise is made even greater when one considers the ease with which so many of these podcasts are made available for the average geek through free streaming on a website, free subscriptions on services like iTunes, or a combination of the two.

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