Skepticism/critical thinking

The 68th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: London made me forget

From deep in the heart of London, even here on vacation, I couldn’t forget to mention that the 68th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted by Martin over at Aardvarchaeology. This carnival is remarkable for two things: First for Martin’s no nonsense style of presentation; and second, because, thanks to my vacation, I totally forgot to submit anything to the Circle, making it perhaps the first Circle in two years that is totally Orac-free. Fortunately, I’m redundant, and the Circle is great without any contributions by me. Unfortunately, I’m redundant, and the Circle is great without any contributions by me.

Oh, well.

In any case, next up is Unscrewing the Inscrutable on September 13. Start getting your best skeptical posts ready! And, as always, if you’re interested in hosting one of these puppies yourself, check out the schedule and the guidelines for hosting. Then drop me a line. I’ll get you worked into the schedule, assuming, of course, that you’re not a plant from Deepak Chopra.

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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