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Thirsty for the truth? Visit the 38th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle!

It’s that time again, time for the 38th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle.


Well, LBBP over at Skeptic Rant offers parched skeptics a fine assortment of beverages including Satire Cider, Quack Quencher, Woo Brew, and Creationist Tonic, among others. It’s just the cool, refreshing dose of critical thinking to quench that skeptical thirst that’s been intensified by the rampant credulity of society in general and the blogosphere in particular.

Drink deep!

And come on back for the 39th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, which will be hosted by Mike over at (appropriately enough) Mike’s Weekly Skeptic Rant on July 20. Start getting your best skeptical entries ready to submit to him by Wednesday, July 19.

And, of course, as always, I’m looking for hosts for future Meetings of the Skeptics’ Circle. The schedule and guidelines can be found here. If you think you have what it takes, if you envision yourself as a budding Amazing Randi, if you have a burning desire to quench the skeptical thirst of the multitude, drop me a line at [email protected], and I’ll get you on the schedule.

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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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