As intelligent and powerful as he is, Orac has always lacked something, and that's mobility. He's always been more or less at the mercy of the humans with whom he travels when it comes to locomotion. In short, being a clear box of blinking lights, he has to be carried everywhere, sometimes in a rather undignified fashion:
In this week's edition of the Skeptics' Circle, Bronze Dog gives Orac exactly what he needs:
Yes, a giant robot! Controlling such awesome machinery directly, finally, Orac is unshackled from his dependence on irrational humans to take him where he wants to go! And he gets some kick-ass weaponry to boot!
Not satisfied, Bronze Dog outfits a number of other skeptics with the armor and weaponry needed to plunge into the depths of irrationality and pseudoscience to do battle in the cause of science and reason (metaphorically speaking). It's a truly powerful team.
Who will next lead this awesome force?
It will be Martin at Aardvarcheology, two weeks from now on August 30.
You can command this awesome force as well, if you prove yourself worthy (i.e., show me that your blog isn't full of pseudoscientific nonsense--which, if it was, I doubt you'd be reading here). If you're interested in trying your hand at hosting the Circle yourself, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. The schedule can be found here, and the guidelines for hosting are here.
Labels: Skeptics' Circle announcements