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Happy blogiversary to my first blogchild…

I didn’t realize it, but today’s the first anniversary of my first (and, as far as I know) only admitted blogchild, Good Math, Bad Math. Head on over and wish Mark a happy anniversary. He’s filled a vitally needed role in the skeptical blogosphere, taking down questionable claims that rely on bad math for their rationale. (One of these days, I have to get him to host The Skeptics’ Circle; maybe he can put a mathematical spin on it.)

It turns out that Mark may well someday surpass me (these days, some weeks his traffic passes mine, something that seems to happen with more and more frequency). But I don’t mind, as long as Mark keeps spreading the word about how to use mathematics and statistics properly and warning the unwary about instances of crappy math being used to support bad thinking. After all, don’t all blogfathers want their blogchildren to do better than they?

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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