The 115th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: A Skeptical Journey Through the Universe

It may be a day late, but it was worth it. The latest installment of the Skeptics’ Circle, that long-running blog carnival of skepticism and critical thinking (hey, four and a half years is a really long time in the blogosphere).

This time around, let TechSkeptic take you on A Skeptical Journey Through the Universe, complete with pretty pictures!

Next up will be Beyond the Short Coat, a skeptical medical student who wants to take a shot at this blog carnival on Thursday, July 30. Be sure to send your best skeptical blog posts!

Finally, I notice that the waiting list for hosts is getting a bit on the short side. In fact, at around two months it’s shorter than it’s been in a very long time. We must rectify this situation and line up a few more hosts in order to assure the continued survival and prospering of the Circle! So, once again, I ask you, my readers: Do you think you’re up for it? Are you skeptic enough? If you think so, take a gander at the schedule and archives and then mosey on over to take a look at the guidelines for hosts. If you still think you have what it takes, then drop me a line at [email protected], and I’ll get you on 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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