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The first Skeptics’ Circle of the New Year

New Years Day is almost upon us, and soon 2006 will be history. It’s been a great year for the Skeptics’ Circle, with some truly creative and entertaining takes on what, nearing the end of its second year of existence, has become almost a venerable institution. (Two years is almost ancient by the standards of the blogosphere, you know.)

In any case, it just so happens that the very first Skeptics’ Circle of 2007 (the 51st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle) will be hosted at See You at Enceladus on Thursday, January 4, 2007. The guidelines for submissions and schedule of past and future Circles can be found here, and Babbler has posted submission instructions and the deadline for this upcoming Circle here.

And, as always, if you think you have what it takes to host a Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle at your own blog, take a gander at these guidelines for hosting and then drop me a line at [email protected] We’re looking for a few good hosts (or 26 hosts per year, anyway).

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]