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From somewhere within the Bermuda Triangle: The 37th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

Mysteriously appearing prematurely briefly last week deep in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle, only to disappear again in an equally mysterious manner, the 37th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle has once again appeared, but this time as expected at the home of Autism Diva. However, the participants are a bit unusual this time, in that they’re the denizens of the deep, holding the first underwater meeting ever. Check it out!

Two weeks from now, the Skeptics’ Circle will appear once again, this time at Skeptic Rant, where it was hosted once before in a most creative fashion. I’m looking for more good things this time around. So, folks, get your best skeptical blogging ready to submit before July 6, and then on that day join us here again for yet another dose of antidote to the credulity that is so common on the Internet and in the blogosphere. Guidelines for submissions, as always, can be found here, along with the archive of past meetings and the schedule for future meetings. If you think you have what it takes to host, check out these more detailed hosting and submitting guidelines and then drop me a line at [email protected]

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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