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The 59th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: Untitled skepticism

Well, it’s that time again, time for another foray into battle against the rampant credulity that permeates the blogosphere. This time, your host is a veteran who has hosted two previous Meetings of the Skeptics’ Circle and produced some of the most memorable Circles we’ve had. After two abortive attempts at a format, he’s come up with a rather Zen-like method that, I’m sure, a Reiki master would love–were it not for the content, of course. So, join The Pooflinger for the 59th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle.

Next up to host on May 10 is Infophila. Start firing up your keyboard to provide the Infophile with the raw material for another great Meeting.

And, of course, we’re (well, actually, I’m) always looking for hosts. If you think you have what it takes to host the Circle, check out the schedule and guidelines for hosts and drop me a line!

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]