This is a public service announcement—with skepticism. Orac needs a recharge:
Some of you might have seen it alluded to in the comments that I am on vacation this week. It is true, although it’s not entirely a vacation. Basically, I was invited by a collaborator to give a talk at a two-day conference at Imperial College London, and my wife and I decided to make a vacation of it. What this means is that, depending upon my mood and the amount of time I have, there might or might not be new material this week. Worst case scenario, there will be reruns. Of course, if you’re relatively new to the blog, chances are that you haven’t read them before and they’ll be new to you. Even if they aren’t, hopefully they’ll be entertaining the second time around.
As an aside, though. If you happen to be in London, I will be popping by tonight’s Skeptics in the Pub event with the London Skeptics at The Monarch Bar at 7:30 PM. I’m not giving a talk (I am on vacation after all and wouldn’t) but will be listening to what sounds as though it will be an interesting talk about—of all things—bats. By then, hopefully, I’ll have taken care of some of the sleep deprivation I suffered from yesterday after a redeye to get here.
And, fear not. Recharged (I hope) I’ll be back to regular blogging next week, although next week will be rather crazy as I pay for my time off.