Skepticblog.org - SEO Checker

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SkepticBlog is a collaboration among some of the most recognized names in promoting science, critical thinking, and skepticism. Regular bloggers include: Brian Dunning, Daniel Loxton, Donald Prothero, Mark Edward, Michael Shermer, and Steven Novella. This site is hosted by the Skeptics Society.
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/2014/09/10/a-fond-farewell-to...Daniel Loxton commented on A Fond Farewell to Skepticblog
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/2014/09/10/a-fond-farewell-to...(continue reading…)
/2014/09/10/a-fond-farewell-to...THIS ARTICLE HAS 13 COMMENTS
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Skepticblog
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