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It can’t be stopped, the Skeptics’ Circle wants you!

It’s that time again. Well, not quite yet. But it soon will be. That’s right; everyone’s favorite blog carnival the Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching and is scheduled to land at Happy Jihad’s House of Pancakes next Thursday, March 13. (I have to say, I like the blog name!) But Bing McGhandi needs your help to pull it off. He needs some seriously good examples of blog posts applying skepticism and critical thinking skills to a question that can be resolved with evidence. General guidelines for what the Skeptics’ Circle is about and what kinds of posts belong in the Circle can be found here. Blog-specific instructions for getting your posts to Bing can be found here.

Now’s also the time when I traditionally send out a call for hosts. Want to host one of these puppies? Then take a gander at these guidelines for hosts and then drop me a line at [email protected] I’ll peruse your blog to make sure you aren’t a mole for Oprah and then get you on the schedule.

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]