Your Friday Reminder: The Skeptics’ Circle

Yikes! It’s almost upon us again. (Time seems to be going really fast these days.) Yes, next Thursday, March 15, the Skeptics’ Circle will be arriving yet again to do battle with the credulity that pervades the blogosphere. So, if you are a skeptical blogger and like to apply your scientific and rational skepticism to various claims, head on over to the next host blog, Science Natura, and get your submissions in by Wednesday. The guidelines for submissions are here.

And, as always, if you think you have what it takes to host a Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle on your own blog, have a look at the schedule and check out the guidelines for hosting; then drop me a line at [email protected]. Assuming you’re not Deepak Chopra or other creduloid trying to punk the Circle, I’ll get you on the schedule.

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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