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The Skeptics’ Circle

The 52nd Edition of the Skeptics’ Circle has been posted at Frank the Financially Savvy Atheist. It’s a little late in coming (and I’m a little late in announcing it), but as usual another host has come through with a fine collection of skeptical blogging. So go pay him a visit. It also marks the end of the second full year of the Skeptics’ Circle. Unbelievable. We’re entering our third year, and it just keeps getting better.

Next up is Slicing with Occam’s Razor (another great blog title), who will be hosting two weeks hence on February 1. So be sure to supply him with the blogging material he needs to start the third year off right.

Finally, if you’re interested in hosting the Circle, drop me a line at [email protected] The schedule is here, and the guidelines are 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]