Dr. Robert T. Carroll created the Skeptic’s Dictionary – a source I have used for, oh gosh, over 10 years now. I was upset to hear of Bob’s serious illness. I consider Skepdic.com to be a PRIMARY go to source for skeptical reference. With nearly 800 entries, I have, by default, linked to his site for topics I reference in my blog posts. Bob has just released his last newsletter to the email list of subscribers. John Renish has been assisting since his diagnosis in May 2014 with stage IV pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer.
This is the 185th and final issue of The Skeptic’s Dictionary Newsletter. Fourteen years ago, 258 people signed up. I wonder how many of the 3,909 currently subscribed have been with us from the beginning. Anyway, I don’t have the energy to put out a monthly newsletter anymore.
I was lucky to meet Bob at The Amaz!ng Meeting one year. I am so grateful for all the tremendous work he has done. I don’t know what will happen to The Skeptic’s Dictionary site but I sure hope it will continue and at least remain as an invaluable resource.
Thank you, Bob. Please know that many of us have learned from you and will continue to promote critical thinking to the best of our abilities.
Addition: Check out Bob’s updated Wikipedia page.