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Skeptics in the Pub, Michigan style

I realize that this is a little late, but for those of you in southeast Michigan who might be able to make it, there’s going to be an attempt at an inaugural Skeptics in the Pub. Thanks to fellow ScienceBlogger and skeptical rogue PalMD and even more so thanks a couple of his similarly skeptical (but blog-free thus far) buddies, this event will come to fruition tonight. If it works out, maybe next time we’ll gussy it up a bit and perhaps even have a speaker. For now, though, it’s just a chance to meet and greet in informal surroundings.

PalMD and Orac will be there. If you’re in southeast Michigan and are so inclined, feel free to drop by.

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]

13 replies on “Skeptics in the Pub, Michigan style”

hmmm, I’ll have to consider this, maybe not tonight, but when I get the chance it’s not too far for me.

We’re starting them up all over the place! SE Michigan tonight, Louisville tomorrow… Nothing but AWESOME can come from this…

Stay tuned. We are likely going to make this a monthly thing. We had about 10 people turn out last night. It was great meeting new people.

We are going to need a venue that is a little quieter so that the entire group can hear one another.

Thanks to Orac and PalMD for posting. We got a nod from CFI Michigan on their Facebook page.

I was occupied otherwise I would have definitely made it out. It is only 15 minutes from my home.

Yeah, I second that-do it again! My daughter and I will be in Detroit the first week of September. We’d love to come out.

Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ll be doing it again that soon; discussions were along the lines of doing it again in late September. Hopefully next time, though, we’ll be able to provide much more notice.

Thanks, Sk3pt1c! You might want to check the calendar again, though, because I believe it says it’s Friday night, 9/18/09, rather than 9/19/09.

Orac, any chance you’re attending this one?

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