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The 62nd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends…

It’s that time again, time for a respite from the annoying credulity that permeates the blogosphere. Indeed, that credulity has even invaded Respectful Insolence in the form of two–count ’em, two!–homeopaths invading an old throwaway post about homeopathy and a woo-meister in my recent chelation post. I need a nice bracing shot of skepticism. On first blush, this Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle looks as though it might be suspect:

Welcome, friends! Welcome to our series of exhibits that reveals the truths that THEY don’t want you to hear about!

Uh-oh. Fortunately, it’s just the tease for a great presentation of skeptical blogging. So join Thursday at the 62nd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle: It’s the show that never ends!

Next up to host a fortnight hence on June 21 is Relatively Science. Start firing up your keyboard to provide the mc2 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]

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