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100 is on the way

As hard as it is to believe, it’s almost here. In a mere four days on Thursday, November 20, the 100th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle will land right here at its mothership for the first time in three years. As of this morning, I only have six submissions. That’s not nearly enough! I need more, lots more, by 5 PM EST on Wednesday. Send them to [email protected].

Don’t make me start perusing skeptical blogs to raid and pillage posts as I see fit. You wouldn’t like that, and neither would I, as I somehow managed to schedule myself to do this little shindig during a particularly insane week that may require a late nighter Wednesday in order to get this done. You know how cranky Orac gets when he doesn’t get his downtime, although rest deprivation does sometimes make his circuits work in unusual (and entertaining) ways.

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]

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