Monday, May 3, 2010

Website of the Week: Respectful Insolence

This week, one of the best sources for medical knowledge, funny (and sometimes scary) commentaries on current medical and skeptical topics, occasionally a place for some controversial exchange, always a great read: Respectful Insolence by Orac.

I've been a big fan of Orac's blog for a few years now, and while you can find the same information in a few other places on line, no other place will give you the same package of information and entertainment. And, what's hard to come by on the interwebs, it's the information you can always rely on!!!

As Orac says about himself:
Respectful Insolence™ is a repository for the ramblings of the aforementioned pseudonymous surgeon/scientist concerning medicine and quackery, science and pseudoscience, history and pseudohistory, politics, and anything else that interests him (or pushes his buttons). Orac's motto is: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent. Sometimes. OK, fairly often. Orac tries to keep his insolence respectful most of the time, but readily admits that he sometimes fails in cases of obvious quackery and pseudoscience, responding to personal attacks on him, examining poor critical thinking skills, bigotry or racism, and just general plain stupidity. When the stupidity to which Orac is responding reaches a certain very high level, he just can't help it and makes no apologies. You will know this is happening when Orac uses the phrase "the stupid, it burns" or some variant thereof.
Go, get your dose of insolence today...