The first Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle of 2009 is fast approaching

It’s amazing how fast the time passes. The year 2008 is now history. 2009 is nearly two weeks old. But, for purposes of this blog, most important of all is that the very first Skeptics’ Circle of 2009 is fast approaching. It will be held at Bug Girl’s Blog on Thursday, January 15, a mere three days away.

But fear not! There is still time to get your best skeptical blogging to Bug Girl for inclusion in this very first gathering of skeptical bloggers of the new year. So do it already!

Also, if you want to get your name on the list of hosts of the Skeptics’ Circle, all you have to do is to e-mail me and ask after checking out the guidelines. Of course, I will peruse your blog to make sure that you’re not a Deepak Chopra fan trying to coopt the Circle for his own nefarious purpose of woo, but if you’re interested in skepticism I doubt that’ll be a problem.

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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