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: "A statement of fact cannot be insolent." (OK, maybe it can be just a little bit insolent.)
Now a refugee
Wade Rankin and I haven't often seen eye-to-eye, but I recently learned via Kev that he and his family, including his autistic son, are now refugees due to Hurricane Katrina. Fortunately, he's one of the lucky ones. He had the means to heed the warnings, load up his car with his family and pet, and get out early Sunday morning. He managed to find a pet-friendly hotel with high speed Internet acess. Good fortune in getting out aside, however, he has no idea if he has a home to go back to or if all of his possessions have been destroyed, much less when he will be allowed to go back.
Disagreements in the past aside, I'm hoping for the best for him and all the other victims of Katrina. Take a moment to visit his blog and leave a comment. Tell him Orac sent you.