Respectful Insolence

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.

Comments

  1. #1 Xplodyncow
    July 9, 2010

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

  2. #2 karl withakay
    July 9, 2010

    Polite Scott and I are interested. We have the SGU dinner tonight- tomorrow might work better for us.

  3. #3 Liz Ditz
    July 9, 2010

    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?

  4. #4 Felix
    July 9, 2010

    Did you see this, via Ben Goldacre:

    “This isn’t the first time Seed has sacrificed editorial independence”
    http://m.guardian.co.uk/?id=102202&story=http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2010/jul/09/seed-editorial-independence-scienceblogs

  5. #5 Bite Me
    July 9, 2010

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

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

  6. #6 Justin
    July 9, 2010

    A Saturday meetup would be excellent.

  7. #7 Alas
    July 10, 2010

    Also down for Saturday!

  8. #8 Chris
    July 10, 2010

    I blow strawberries at your general direction!

  9. #9 Everbleed
    July 10, 2010

    Wish I was there. A fan.

  10. #10 Becky
    July 10, 2010

    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.

  11. #11 C0nc0rdance
    July 10, 2010

    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.