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.)
Skeptico vs. Brian McNicoll
As much as I thoroughly enjoyed PZ Myer's evisceration of a piece of intelligent design idiocy written by a historian who should have known well enough to stick to his area of expertise, I enjoyed Skeptico's point-by-point demolition of this even more idiotic piece of ID advocacy by Brian McNicoll at Townhall.com even more. My favorite line? "Oh no, I can smell straw." (As in "straw man.") I'll have to remember that line so that I can steal it and use it someday.