The last Skeptics’ Circle of 2008…

…is due out in a mere four days.

Yes, on Thursday, December 18, Bing McGhandi over at Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes will be closing out 2008 by hosting the 102nd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle.

But there’s a problem.

Bing has informed me that he only has three entries as of last night. With only four days to go, that’s not good. Come on, skeptics! Do you want to finish out 2008 with a bang or with a whimper? This is not only going to be the last Skeptics’ Circle for a year, but it’s going to be four weeks between the 102nd and 103rd Meetings of the Skeptics’ Circle. The reason is that the next usual date for a Skeptics’ Circle installment falls on New Years Day and I didn’t want to impose on anyone to be spending their New Years Eve writing a Skeptics’ Circle or to be saddled with hosting on a day when blog traffic is virtually guaranteed to be very low. (In my experience, Christmas and New Years Day are reliably the two lowest traffic days of the year, and I like to think that the Skeptics’ Circle is a way that bloggers can boost their traffic and incoming links. That’s less likely to happen on a major holiday.)

So, come on! Send your best skeptical blogging to Bing! The contact information is here. The guidelines are here. Let’s finish out 2008 with a flurry of great skeptical blogging!

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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