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Fast approaching: The 111th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

Time marches on, flies, or does whatever it is that time does, and, before I know it, two weeks have passed, and you know what that means. That’s right, the next meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is only three days away.

This time around it’s going to be hosted at Action Skeptics. Blog-specific instructions for submitting your work can be found here. General instructions for submitting your work can be found here. So get cracking! There’s still time!

Finally, as usual, I’m always on the lookout for intrepid skeptical bloggers to host their very own meetings of the Skeptics’ Circle. Take a look at the schedule and guidelines for hosting, and if you think you’re up to the fun challenge of hosting one of these bad boys, drop me a line at [email protected]. I’ll peruse your blog to make sure you’re not Deepak Chopra or Michael Behe in disguise and work you into the schedule.

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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