Skepticism/critical thinking

Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

Time flies.

In fact, it flies so fast that it seems only yesterday that Kev put together a great Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, but in fact it’s been over a week and the time for a new host to take on the responsibility is fast approaching. This time around, it’s Thursday’s turn to host the Circle at Polite Company. (Appropriate name, given that the Circle is scheduled to appear next Thursday, November 9.) It’s going to be hard to top Kev, but I have high hopes. But Thursday can’t do it without your skeptical entries. So, if you’re a blogger and have written something in the last couple of weeks having to do with critical thinking, the application of science, the dissection of logical fallacies, etc., then send that work to Thursday by next Wednesday for inclusion in next week’s Circle.

Guidelines for entries are here.

And, as always, if you’re a blogger who wants to give The Amazing Randi a run for his money, think about volunteering to host yourself. Take a look at the Skeptics’ Circle schedule and guidelines and the guidelines for hosts, and then drop me a line at [email protected]

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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