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Back in the saddle again…

Yes, after a week off, both from work and (mostly) from blogging, I’m back. I know I promised the occasional new material, but I found that not blogging for a week was actually a good thing and thus didn’t post anything new after Christmas. Even though I’m back, though, I’m taking one more day off before firing up the blog again. In the meantime, I’ve scheduled for this afternoon the reposting of a couple of tasty posts that were–shall we say?–a bit controversial in their day. I think they’re definitely worth reposting, even at the possible expense of drawing an even larger horde of trolls down upon this blog than showed up the first time these articles appeared. (My readership is much larger now than it was when I originally posted these.) I may also have more to say about this issue next week, if it doesn’t get crowded out by all the other topics I’d like to touch on.

Because of the New Year’s Day holiday, starting tomorrow I’ll ease back into things (after all, the there’s the Rose Bowl to be watched, not to mention the Doctor Who Christmas special that I BitTorrented immediately upon arriving home late last night). The normal daily dose of Respectful Insolence™ that you know (and hopefully love) should be back up to full speed by no later than January 2.

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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