Oops I did it again! The 118th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

I’ve been a bad, bad boy. In particular, I’ve been a bad, bad host in that I totally forgot to hawk the last Skeptics’ Circle back on August 27, nearly a week ago.

So, please, go make up for my horrific error and visit The 118 Skeptics’ Circle: Looking Closely Edition (if that link doesn’t work, try Now. Peruse the skeptical bloggy goodness that is there.

Hmmm. I wonder if too many toxins have built up in my bloodstream and are causing incipient Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe I need some chelation and a colon cleanse or two.

In any event, don’t let me forget that next week Cubik’s Rube will be hosting on Thursday, September 10. Instructions for submitting your work are here, and guidelines are here.

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]

2 replies on “Oops I did it again! The 118th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle”


I know these great detox pads* that you put on your feet. They suck the toxins right out of you! It’s absolutely amazing!

*Only $39.95 plus shipping. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA and are most definitely bogus (in the sense of “not working” rather than “knowingly fraudulent”).

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