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The 57th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: The Zebra Spilled its Plastinia on Bemis

Although I’m rather puzzled by the reference to zebras spilling their plastinia, I can’t argue that, once again, Martin has come through with another great collection of skeptical blogging as he hosts the 57th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. Your duty, should you decide to accept it, is to head on over there and check it out. You won’t regret it.

Next up is Geek Counterpoint, who will be hosting on Thursday, April 12. If you’re a blogger with a skeptical bent, it’s time to start thinking about subjects or claims that could use a little critical thinking applied to them. Also, if you think you have what it takes to host a meeting yourself, check out the guidelines and schedule, as well as these guidelines for hosting, and then drop me a line at [email protected]

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]