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Never fear, The Skeptics’ Circle is almost here!

Time flies once again, and, seemingly so soon after the last successful Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, the next one is fast approaching. This time around, it’s going to be hosted at Geek Counterpoint. So get your entries to Lorne by Wednesday, and then join us for yet another entertaining edition of every skeptic’s favorite blog carnival. At least I hope it’s every skeptic’s favorite blog carnival; if it’s not, believe me, we’re working on it.

As is my wont, I’m also pointing out that we’re always looking for hosts. If you’ve hosted before and think you might want ot host again or if you’ve never hosted before and think you have what it takes, check out the Skeptics’ Circle schedule and guidelines and the guidelines for hosting, and then drop me a line at [email protected]. I’ll check out your blog to make sure you’re the real deal as far as skepticism goes (it just wouldn’t do to have a creduloid manage to sneak in as a host to subvert the Circle, you know; imagine the havoc it could cause) and then contact you to 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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