The 30th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle

It’s that time again!

The 30th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted over at Paige’s Page, and it’s a big one, chock full of skeptical bloggy goodness, delivered in a straight-up style:

Welcome to the 30th Skeptic’s Circle, the first one with a theme song!

Come and listen to my story about a man named Jed …

Okay, I didn’t say it was an original theme song, nor did I say it was relevant, but it is kinda catchy. But, to move on to the main subject of tonight’s symposium, come on in, set a spell, take your shoes off, and to phrase things as Jed Clampett would, “let’s commence to skepticking”!


Next up on March 30 will be at a relatively new blog, Terra Sigillata. So get your best skeptical articles to Abel Pharmboy by March 29. It’s Abel’s first attempt at hosting a blog carnival; so help him make it a great one.

Finally, as always, I’m putting out a call for volunteers to host. If you think you have what it takes, if you want to follow in the footsteps of the Amazing Randi, drop me a line at [email protected]. The guidelines and schedule are here, and additional guidelines (advanced placement, basically) are here.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

To contact Orac: [email protected]


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