Usher in the New Year with the 127th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle!

2009 may be over, but there is still one remnant of it that you should immediately check out now, if you haven’t already: The 127th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle at Life, The Universe, and One Brow! While Orac is taking it easy today, you can catch up on some of the best end-of-the-year skeptical blogging while contemplating what sort of unreason will assail us in 2010!

Next up on January 14 will be Ionian Enchantment. Bloggers, start sharpening your skeptical pencils (metaphorically speaking, of course) and checking out the guidelines for what the Circle is looking for. Let’s start the new year off right with yet another fine installment of the Skeptics’ Circle! Also, we happen to have one of the shortest waits in a long time for hosts of the Circle, as the schedule shows. I’d love to see some more volunteers to host. If you’re a blogger and are interested, check out these guidelines for hosts and then drop me an e-mail as listed in my contact information!

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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