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Orac, Killer of Buzz…

i-1fc34c55c5dba06f6a23de4fa2c42ab9-200340731.jpg…or so sayeth Reason.TV, where a credulous blogger didn’t like what Orac laid down and found him oh-so-humorless.

Orac, Killer of Buzz. You know, I sort of like the sound of that. I like the sound and humor of this, too.

Of course, some buzzes deserve to be terminated with extreme prejudice; so just for laughs I’ll throw out a few fun links that fellow ScienceBlogger Tim Lambert turned me on to (or led me to through other links) over the last couple of days:

  1. Climate scepticism: The top 10
  2. Skeptic Arguments

  3. Convenient Untruths
  4. Climate science: Sceptical about bias (which fellow ScienceBlogger Mark, clearly being part of the old boys’ club and scientific conspiracy, has commented on)
  5. Sun and global warming: A cosmic connection?
  6. Unravelling the sceptics


(As for why I chose the image I did, click on the link and read the caption.)

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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