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The 93rd Meeting of the Skeptics Circle: A mystical reading with Master Woo

It’s that time again. Once again, the best that the skeptical blogosphere has had to offer over the last couple of weeks is on display, this time over at City of Skeptics, where you can now find The 93rd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. The dude fooled me though. With the time difference between here and Australia, this Circle appeared yesterday here in the States, before I remembered to do my usual last minute submission of a post to the Circle. Damn. I’ll have to be more careful next time.

Go forth, read, and enjoy, nonetheless. That I have become superfluous to most meetings of the Skeptics’ Circle is actually a good thing. It means that the Circle is bigger than its organizer and that it doesn’t depend on any one blogger.

And the next time the Skeptics’ Circle will be landing will be on Thursday, August 28 at Reduce to Common Sense, hosted by Rana Banerjee. So get those skeptical pens twitching or those skeptical fingers tapping away on the keyboard, and get Rana some great material for next week. As always, if you’re interested in hosting (and we still don’t have the first host for 2009 yet!), check out the guidelines and schedule, as well as the guidelines for hosts, and then drop me a line.

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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