Don’t let the holidays stop you…

…from submitting to the Skeptics’ Circle!

Our latest host, Pal MD at White Coat Underground, has sent up the emergency flare. With a mere three days to go, he’s worried that he won’t have enough submissions to his Skeptics’ Circle to keep up the usual high quality when the Circle lands on Thursday, January 3.

I realize that the holidays may have put a crimp in your blogging, or maybe all that merriment led you to forget to come up with an entry for the Circle. That’s why I’m reminding you all now, before the partying of New Years’ Eve gets under way. Make it a New Year’s resolution: Contribute to the first Skeptics’ Circle of 2008. Here’s how, and here are the guidelines. I hope to see you all in the New Year for some skeptical blogging.

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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