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Even while I’m on vacation, The Skeptics’ Circle marches on

Don’t forget, everybody, that the 68th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is due to land at Aardvarchaeology on Thursday, August 30 (sadly, my last full day in London). Martin will host again. He did a fine (albeit slightly confusing) job last time, and I expect even better this time around.

If you don’t know what blog carnivals or The Skeptics’ Circle is about, here’s an introduction. If you’re a blogger with a skeptical (not a pseudoskeptical) bent, please submit some of your work and show it off to like-minded readers. So get your entries submitted to Martin by August 29, and join us next Thursday. Vacation or no vacation, I’ll post a link whenever Martin sends it to me.

As always, I’m still looking for hosts. I’d like to fill the remaining slots in 2007 soon if I can, and you can help. If you’re an aspiring Randi or Michael Shermer (or even Richard Dawkins) and would like a chance to strut your skeptical stuff, check out the schedule to see if there’s a date you can do it and the guidelines for hosts. Then drop me a line, and, assuming you’re not a mole for Deepak Chopra or Dr. Michael Egnor, I’ll work you into the schedule.

You won’t regret it.

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]