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Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

After all this hot air contributing to global warming over, well, global warming, I can’t forget that the blog carnival bequeathed to me, The Skeptics’ Circle, is fast approaching. This week, the host will be none other than neurologist and skeptic Dr. Steve Novella, who also happens to be the host of The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe podcast and President of the New England Skeptical Society. Don’t forget to send him your best skeptical blogging by Wednesday, July 18 at whatever time he sets as the deadline. (Hint, hint, Steve: I don’t see a call for submissions with a deadline yet.)

And, as always, if you’re a skeptical blogger aspiring to be the next James Randi and think you have what it takes to do this blog carnival proud, peruse the schedule and guidelines for submissions and hosts, 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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