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Drunken Skeptics? Are there any other kinds?

If there’s one area where I’ve been remiss, it’s been in promoting new skeptics groups. Maybe it’s the enormous Orac-ian ego. Maybe it’s sheer laziness. Maybe it’s becoming too engrossed in work and my two blog projects. I will try to rectify that in the future beginning by flogging a new skeptics group from my hometown. Well, not quite my hometown, but southeast Michigan nonetheless. I’m referring to the Michigan Skeptics Association, which now has a blog, has had a meetup, and has announced a new podcast dubbed the Drunken Skeptics Podcast, which will debut soon. It’s to be hosted by Adam Bourque (founder and president of the MSA), Michelle Lester-Bell, and Chris Lindsay.

Hmmmm. Whom do you think should be a guest on the podcast?

Between the new Michigan Skeptics and Skeptics in the Pub events hosted by CFI-Michigan‘s southeast Michigan chapter, maybe Drunken Skeptics is an apt name for the new podcast.

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.

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7 replies on “Drunken Skeptics? Are there any other kinds?”

Thanks for the mention, Orac. We’ll be posting episodes soon.

You wrote: “Hmmmm. Whom do you think should be a guest on the podcast?”

One step ahead of you, we’re already targeting…Mark Crislip. Heh.

~ Chris

Chris, don’t be an asshole. Orac, of course we’d love to interview you. I’ll take a fifth of Jameson and a six pack of Guinness (cans, please). And whatever you and the boys want to drink.

It has become apparent that the world needs more Orac — check out his past stellar performance on the SGU podcast. So Chris, don’t be an asshole. Gimme Orac.

There seems to be quite the skeptic collection there in Michigan. There also seems to be quite a bit of militia activity as well. Now it would be truly, truly awesome if these could be combined.

Just think of it, the Drunken Skeptic Militia. Truth, alcohol, and firearms. Pharma-shill my a$$, now it’s a Pharma para-military!

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