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Skeptics’ Circle reminder

It’s almost here already, hard as it is to believe. The next Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is due to appear on Thursday, September 14 at Adventures in Ethics and Science. Given her spearheading of the lastest blog silliness that’s been going around here lately, namely the nerd-off that most of us have been engaging in over the last several days (apparently all of us angling for a choice role in the upcoming remake of Revenge of the Nerds), I think Janet is quite qualified to do an outstanding job with the Circle.

But she can’t do it without the help of skeptical bloggers, bloggers interested in critical thinking and the application of the scientific method. There are still three days left for you to submit your best skeptical blogging to the Circle. Janet tells you how here and lays down the deadline. Guidelines for what the Circle is about and what kind of posts we’re looking for can be found, as always, here and 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]