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The 88th Meeting of the Skeptics Circle at the 11th hour!

I must admit that I was getting a bit worried. Morning came today, and there was no Skeptics’ Circle. I went to work. Every so often throughout the day I checked again.

Still no Skeptics’ Circle, at least as of early afternoon.

I got home from work around 8 PM, and to my relief, there it was in all its usual glory, a bright, shiny new edition of the Skeptics’ Circle over at Jyunri Kankei. And, boy, after subjecting myself to all the idiocy of the “Green Our Vaccines” rally over the last three days, I sure did need a cool, soothing dose of critical thinking, science, and reason. So head on over and take a look!

Next up to host is Ionian Enchantment, in just two weeks on June 19. You all know what to do; so don’t let our next host down!

In the meantime, if you want to host a Circle (and why wouldn’t you if you’re a skeptical blogger?), here’s what you have to do: Head on over the the schedule and guidelines and then to the guidelines for hosts, all to make sure you know what you’re getting into and what we’re looking for here. If you’re still up for it (what skeptical blogger wouldn’t be?), drop me a line and I’ll get you on the schedule, assuming, of course that my perusal of my blog doesn’t set my crank antennae a-twitchin’. It hasn’t happened yet, but you never know. Jenny McCarthy might have a blog and want to try to host. I have to be vigilant.

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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