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Submit! Submit to the Skeptics’ Circle

It’s almost here, and it’s almost time!

The 123rd Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle is fast approaching. This time around it will be here on Thursday, November 5. That means skeptical bloggers out there don’t have much time to get their best recent work to Colin at Blue Genes for inclusion.

Guidelines for what we’re looking for when it comes to submissions to the Skeptics’ Circle can be found here. Instructions for submitting to this week’s Skeptics’ Circle are here.

Don’t let Colin down! Bury him in submissions! (Not literally, of course, which would be hard. How do you bury someone in electronic text?)

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]

5 replies on “Submit! Submit to the Skeptics’ Circle”

if I had a blog I’d love to write about how Halloween brings out the worst in the local news, who include incredibly credulous stories about ghost-hunting and spirits.
Or perhaps an examination of motivational scammer and woo-peddler James Ray, who “just wants to bring closure to this event. ”
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/10/12/crimesider/entry5378668.shtml

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/15/arizona.sweat.lodge/
There’s a couple links for the curious.
sorry.. didn’t intend to thread-jack.
we now return you to our regularly scheduled comments section!

Another day, another example of Orac’s medicine maiming hundreds of trusting people.

“THE government has been forced to rewrite its advice on breast cancer screening after research showed that thousands of women have been misled into having unnecessary surgery.”

Awhile back Orac was going on about how he won’t stand for people to mistreat women in the blog.

But Orac has no problem with his fellows cutting off women’s breasts unnecessarily to pay for a round of golf and a steak and lobster dinner afterwards.

He was here and gone and I missed it.
I’m not sure, but I’m thinking I should be happeh about it. . .
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