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.)
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my wife a happy birthday today! Somehow, year after year, she still manages to put up with me. How I don't know. She even appears here on occasion to comment...