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Bring your towels! It’s the 61st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle!

In honor of Towel Day, the theme of the latest meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is The Hitchhiking Skeptic’s Guide to the Galaxy. Join Rebecca (a.k.a. The Skepchick) as she takes you on a tour of the skeptical blogosphere. But don’t do it for me. Don’t even do it just for Rebecca.

Do it for Douglas.

After you’re done gallivanting about the universe with your towel, don’t forget that two weeks from now we’ll be doing it all again. Next up to host will be Thursday at Polite Company. Start getting your best skeptical entries together for our next go-around. Better yet, if you want to avoid the Vogons of credulity (and quash that horrific Vogon poetry, the tool of small-minded woo for sure, in the process) in a bigger way (by volunteering to host your very own Skeptics’ Circle, of course!), head over to HQ, check out the schedule and guidelines for entries and the guidelines for hosting and then drop me a line. If you meet the requirements (no woo on your site, for one thing), I’ll put you on the schedule to host.

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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