Once more, it’s rapidly approaching that time again. The 99th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle will be landing at Ferret’s Cage in less than three days. That means there’s still time to get your entries to the Ferret King in time to be included in the blog carnival. The cool thing is that Ferret King is only 15 and thus represents the new generation of skepticism. So, if you have a blog and regularly write about skepticism, reason, and/or critically thinking, then help nurture the next generation by submitting your best work to the Skeptics’ Circle. Instructions are here, and the guidelines are here.
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.
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