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Monitoring things from the Amazing Meeting 8…

My wife and I are here at TAM8, and so far things have been a blast. The Science-Based Medicine Workshops yesterday went quite well, and I’m told that my talk actually wasn’t half-bad. In the meantime, after the serious misstep of Pepsigeddon, which has claimed some of my fellow ScienceBloggers, ScienceBlogs finally did the right thing and got rid of the PepsiCo blog. All is well. Well, not quite, but at least all doesn’t suck the way it did for a couple of days.

In the meantime, there is the Amazing Meeting. I’ve been informed that I actually have fans. I know, I know, it’s really hard to believe. I still have trouble believing it even after five years. Even more odd, these fans want a meetup. Or at least some of them do. So, I’ll tell you what. We’ll try to do something early this evening or tomorrow sometime if sufficient interest is shown. Either come up to me at the meeting, drop me an e-mail, or leave a comment here, and I’ll leave an announcement on my Twitter account (@oracknows) later today. My wife also informs me that she’s interested in meeting skeptical nurses.

Off to the meeting. If there’s wifi (there wasn’t yesterday other than the ridiculously expensive by the hour wifi, but the meeting hadn’t started yet), I may even drop a blog post or two. If not, I’ll actually take the day off. Shocking, I know, but I do do it from time to time.

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]

11 replies on “Monitoring things from the Amazing Meeting 8…”

You have groupies? Awesome. Do they have a name, like “The Insolents” or something?

I’m pouting because I’m not there. Next year.

“The Insolents”! I like that.

I heard via twitter that your presentation was excellent. Would it make a blog post?

after the serious misstep of Pepsigeddon, which has claimed some of my fellow ScienceBloggers,

Still peddling this non-sequitur, eh Orac? How sad!

Please ask your wife to consider a blog for skeptical nurses. I feel like I am the only one sometimes, only able to express my atheism and belief in evidence based medicine to a very few. And those few are a couple of doctors. Nurses seem to be very susceptible to irrational beliefs in pseudo-medicine.

I’m a fan, Orac. If one can be a fan of a box of blinking lights. Your snark is an inspiration to us all.

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