Up from Down Under: The Skeptics’ Circle is on its way

Lest I forget my obligations here, I have to post a reminder that the 90th Edition of the Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching and will be here on Thursday, July 3. In fact, because it’s being hosted by prominent Australian skeptic Peter Bowditch at the Millenium Project, it may well be earlier than that given the rather large time difference. (Of course, if you’re in Asia or Australia you won’t notice.) That means there’s less time than usual to get your submissions to Peter before July 2 for inclusion in the Circle. So get cracking while there’s still time! The contact information and instructions are here. The schedule and guidelines are here.

This is also a good time to mention that the 100th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle will be arriving here in November. (Can it really be that there have been almost 100 of these things? Time flies…) There is not as yet a host, although hosts are lined up all the way through the 99th Meeting and there’s one already lined up for the 101st Meeting. I haven’t decided how to handle this milestone yet, whether to host it myself or to find one of our best hosts from the past to do it–or even to take a chance and have a newcomer do it. So, basically what I’m saying is: Give me some ideas, or even take the opportunity to make the case that you should be the host. I’ll try to decide just what the heck to do and announce it when I post my usual plug for this upcoming Skeptics’ Circle.

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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