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Don’t forget: The Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching

Don’t forget, once again the time is fast approaching.

Soon yet another installment of the Skeptics’ Circle will be upon us. In fact, it’s less than a week away and due to land at the Holford Watch on Thursday, November 8. Skeptical bloggers, there isn’t much time left for you to get your entries done and submitted.

Finally, if you’re a blogger and want to host an edition of the Skeptics’ Circle yourself, drop me a line. For some reason, the Circle doesn’t have as many hosts lined up as far into the future as I would like. Indeed, the wait to host is shorter than I can remember its ever being in the two years since I took the reins of this enterprise, less than three months. (There have been times, where the wait has been close to six months.) The bad news, of course, is that the schedule is not as set as I would like it. The good news, however, is that this presents an opportunity for those who may have thought about hosting but couldn’t commit to a date several months in the future. Now, I know there are new skeptical blogs out there (I just haven’t had a chance to drop a few links yet). Hosting your own Skeptics’ Circle is a great way to gain links and visibility. And if you’re an established skeptical or scientific blogger who’s done the Circle before, wasn’t it fun? Isn’t it about high time you did it again? Check out the schedule and guidelines for hosting and drop me a line. I’ll get you on the schedule, assuming that your blog can survive a little test designed to detect credulous thinking unsuited to the Skeptics’ Circle.

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]