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The Brothers Bleiman Since early childhood, Andre…

The Brothers Bleiman

Since early childhood, Andrew and Ben Bleiman have shared an obsession with zoology, corresponding with the mammalogist George Schaller before puberty and memorizing more than one illustrated animal encyclopedia. Although they currently both work in the software industry, Zooillogix is both a hobby and a secret outlet of forbidden passion…

Andrew studied biology and animal behavior at the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is an active member of the auxiliary boards of both the Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo. Additionally, he manages pro-bono consulting projects with both of these organizations through Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Ben is Andrew’s younger brother and he enjoys Gummi Worms, candlelit dinners and long walks on the beach. If you too enjoy these things, please send him a semi-nude photo of yourself.

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]