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The 65th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: Take a tour through the museum

The 65th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted by Steve Novella over at his Neurologica Blog:

The room was filled with that odd combination of excitement, interest and restlessness that accompanies children forced to walk through a museum.

“Quiet down,” said Ms. Trueblood for the hundredth time. As experienced as she was a gaggle of nine-year-olds was always a challenge. “Raise your hand if you have a question, otherwise I want quiet, and pay attention to Mr. Lucious.”

Join Steve and the rest for a healthy sampling of the best skeptical blogging of the last fortnight.

Next up is fellow ScienceBlogger Mark at denialism blog. Lately, Mark has had a bit of a crank infestation in his blog’s comments; so hopefully an infusion of skeptical thinking from outside bloggers will help to clean the blog out.

And, as always, if you’re interested in tryng your hand at hosting the Circle yourself, drop me a line at [email protected]. The schedule can be found here, and the guidelines for hosting are here.

We’ll see if your qi and feng shui are up to the task…

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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