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The 86th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: A bitch of a meeting. Really.

Sometimes being a skeptic can be a real bitch. And no one knows that better than the host of the latest installment of a blog carnival that has, believe it or not, been running over three years now, the ever-popular Skepbitch. She’s served up a heaping helping of the best skeptical bitching from the last two weeks. Head on over and enjoy!

Next up to host is Action Skeptics on May 22. If you’re a blogger, start getting your best skeptical posts ready to submit for the next Skeptics’ Circle.

Finally, as always, if you’re interested in hosting, check out the schedule and guidelines, as well as the guidelines for hosts, and then drop me a line. I’ll check out your blog to make sure that you at least sometimes post skeptical content using critical thinking and that you don’t have a secret crush on Sylvia Browne, and then get you on the schedule.

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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