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Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

Time passes. What once was new is old, and what once seemed far in the future is now just around the corner.

In other words, the Skeptics’ Circle is rapidly approaching again; it’s a mere four days away!

This time around, the 61st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is scheduled to be hosted by Rebecca at Memoirs of a Skepchick on Thursday, May 24. No more procrastinating! Time flies too fast for that, and, if you’re not careful, you’ll wake Thursday morning to realize that you missed the Wednesday deadline and didn’t get your best skeptical blogging submitted to Rebecca for inclusion in this edition of the longest-running skeptical blog carnival there is. You owe it to yourself to get your entries to Rebecca by Wednesday. Then, join her for what should be a rollicking good time, hopefully as enjoyable as an episode of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (to which, alas, I’ve fallen about two episodes behind in my listening).

Of course, as always, if you think you have what it takes to host, peruse the documents at Skeptics’ Circle HQ and then drop me a line.

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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