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A mysterious start to next week’s Skeptics’ Circle

The next Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching, and, if you haven’t already done so, if you’re a blogger you should be thinking about which one of your pièce de résistances of skepticism you want to submit. Guidelines are here. Next week’s host, Dad of Cameron at Autism Street has decided to employ a most unusual means of soliciting entries:

I know the holiday season is upon us, and for many us, including myself (aka Do’C), that can mean scarce free time. In an effort to avoid delays or mixups, I have arranged for the services of a psychic medium over the next week or so. Regardless of my availability, this medium claims to be able to contact me through psychic means, or through someone in the spirit world who may know me.

He’s also offered me a tantalizing hint of what he plans on doing with the Circle next week. Unfortunately, he wouldn’t let even me in on his plans other than a hint. All I can say is that it looks like it’ll be great. So be a part and submit your best skeptical work to him here by Wednesday, December 6, and then join Dad of Cameron on Thursday, December 7 to find out what he’s got up his sleeve for this Meeting.

And, as always, if you think you might like to host the Skeptics’ Circle, please drop me a line at [email protected] The schedule is 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]