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.)
The horror, the horror!
The Onion's been on a roll lately, with its revelation about how unprepared Pittsburgh is for a zombie attack, and the Department of Homeland Security's plan for Halloween. This time, it sums up perfectly the attitude among too many, particularly advocates of "intelligent design."