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It’s almost here again: The Skeptics’ Circle

After all this annoyance I’ve had lately about homeopaths doing surgery in Arizona (not to mention the licensing of quackery there), I can’t forget that the blog carnival bequeathed to me, The Skeptics’ Circle, is fast approaching. This week, the host will be none other than fellow ScienceBlogger Dr. denialism blog. Since the Circle is in the family this time around, so to speak, don’t forget to send MarkH your best skeptical blogging and then join him (and me) for the carnival next Thursday, August 2.

And, as always, if you’re a skeptical blogger aspiring to be the next James Randi and think you have what it takes to do this blog carnival proud, peruse the schedule and guidelines for submissions and hosts, 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]