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Reading the entrails: The 119th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle

It’s that time again, time for another meeting of that–choke!–“venerable” blog carnival known as the Skeptic’s Circle.

Sorry, it just bugs me that the Circle I took over four years ago is now counted as “venerable.” Oh, well.

In any case, this time around, it’s at Cubik’s Rube (great name for a blog, BTW), and it’s a rip-roaring tale in which our host conjures a god. I kid you not. He really does. But he ends up…well, you’ll just have to check out the 119th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle to find out what happens. I will say no more.

Also, don’t forget that a mere two weeks hence, on September 24, the 120th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle will appear at an old stalwart favorite, Pro-Science. Get your skeptical fingers a’tappin’ on your keyboard and lay down some more fantastic skeptical blogging for Kristjan Wager to use as raw material.

And, of course, if you ever want to host one of these puppies, peruse the schedule and guidelines for hosts and then drop me a line.

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]