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Fast approaching: The Skeptics’ Circle

Don’t forget, once again the time is fast approaching. Soon yet another installment of the Skeptics’ Circle will be upon us. In fact, it’s less than a week away and due to land at Infophilia on Thursday, October 11. So, if you’re a blogger and regularly (or even not-so-regularly) like to apply the scientific method, skepticism, and critical thinking to dubious claims, send the Infophile a submission to the carnival! Contact and deadline information is here, and guidelines for submission are here.

Once again, if you’re a blogger want to host an edition of the Skeptics’ Circle yourself, drop me a line. I know there are new skeptical blogs out there (I just haven’t had a chance to drop a few links yet). Hosting your own Skeptics’ Circle is a great way to gain links and visibility. And if you’re an established skeptical or scientific blogger who’s done the Circle before, wasn’t it fun? Isn’t it about high time you did it again? Check out the schedule and guidelines for hosting and drop me a line. I’ll get you on the schedule, assuming you’re not Andrew Weil in disguise.

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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