Category Archives for Local Research
This section contains all of the research done by our members into various claims and local phenomena.
On February 29, 2008, six members of Ottawa Skeptics converged on the Colonel By building at the University of Ottawa for a demonstration of the “Perepiteia Generator”, which internet rumours and media reports (but not the inventor himself) have been … Continue reading
The Great Canadian Theatre Company and the County of Carleton Law Association present the 9th annual fundraising performance “Inherit the Wind” on May 1, 2, and 3. The cast features local Ottawa lawyers. The play, like the 1960 movie of the same … Continue reading
Popular Ottawa Citizen columnist Dan Garner has published his first book entitled “Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear“. He will be speaking about the book during the Writers Festival at the Library and Archives of Canada on Saturday, April … Continue reading
Every month we choose a local pub, get together for food and spirits (the real kind), meet each other, and have a fun time. Everyone is welcome to join us, don’t be shy we don’t bite. The only people that … Continue reading
When you think about it, the hockey venue does seem apt. Evolution and creationism squaring off and dropping gloves. Creationism getting called for slashing, tripping [up] and committing other misconducts. Last Sunday, the CBC Radio show, Definitely Not the Opera, … Continue reading
I was sad to read in this article sent to me yesterday (and hear on the latest episode of the SGU podcast) that Health Canada is lowering its restrictions on health claims made about ‘natural’ products and supplements. According to … Continue reading
Today’s online Toronto Star has a report on Thane Heins, an Ottawa area inventor who believes he has created a perpetual motion machine *(see below for correction). Unfortunately details on the design specifications, as part of the patent application, are … Continue reading
Currently, the city of Gatineau (Ottawa’s French sister city) is planning on fluoridating their water. Hundreds of cities across North America add fluoride to their water system to safely strengthen the tooth enamel of their citizens. Ever since it was … Continue reading
Dan Gardner is a regular columnist in Ottawa’s most popular newspaper [[The Ottawa Citizen]]. He writes three articles a week that mostly focus on politics. While his focus on politics might not seem relevant to skeptics, he often finds a … Continue reading
The following a piece that I wrote the Humanist Association of Ottawa Newsletter introducing Ottawa Skeptics. It’s the first time that we revealed the new organization to the public.