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Welcome two new skeptical blogs to the blogosphere

With the latest edition of the Skeptics’ Circle due to appear later today, I’d just like to point out that I’ve become aware of two new skeptical blogs:

Action Skeptics (I like its catchphrase, “Annoying stupid people, one woo at a time.”)

The Antidote: Counterspin for Health Care and Health News

They’re worth checking out, and I’ll keep an eye on them to see how they develop. And while we’re at it, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention another skeptical blog belonging to someone who’s become a frequent commenter here. That’s right, I mean Amy Alkon, a.k.a. The Advice Goddess, who runs a pretty mean blog of her own.

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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