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The 58th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: I’ve got a whole lot of woo for you…

It’s that time again, and Geek Counterpoint has delivered the woo for you (and how!) in the 58th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle. Head on over for your fix of rational thought applied liberally to dubious claims, all expertly administered and arranged for your edification.

Next up is previous two-time host Pooflingers Anonymous. The Pooflinger himself, Matt, has done an absolutely fantastic job hosting twice before. Check out the 21st Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle and the 32nd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle to get a taste of what he’s capable of. That’s why I fully expect the next Circle, scheduled for April 26, to be great. But Matt can’t do it without the appropriate quality raw material; so start your skeptical blogging and be ready to submit some high quality skeptical blogging to Matt by April 25.

Finally, as usual, I’d like to point out that, if you think you have what it takes to host your very own Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle, if you want to follow in the footsteps of The Amazing Randi, take a gander at the Skeptics’ Circle schedule and guidelines and guidelines for hosting to see if you think you can do it, and then drop me a line at [email protected] I’ll do some dowsing and telepathically examine your blog, projecting my mind over the Internet, to make sure that it has the appropriate features, and then get back to you.

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]