Skepticism/critical thinking

Call for submissions: The Skeptics’ Circle

The 45th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is due to appear on Thursday at The Inoculated Mind. The deadline is Wednesday; so get your best skeptical blogging sent to Karl. Instructions for submission, along with Karl’s personal take on the Circle, including areas that he hopes to emphasize, are here; more general guidelines, applicable to all Meetings of the Circle, are here. Karl promises a unique format to present the Circle:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to hammer out the finest skeptical blog post or dig through your blogs for something that didn’t get the attention it deserves. Then, email me the links to your blog and submission at science AT inoculatedmind DOT com before the specified time. You will then receive special instructions that are to remain secret and must be carried out immediately.

The upcoming style of presentation will be the first of its kind. Skepticism is natural, but the only way to find out what the format will be before it is posted, ironically, is to submit yourself to the circle right away. This post will self-destruct.

So submit yourself, already!

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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