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Agri – Culture: What is the role of social sciences and humanities in science?

August 2016, almost a full year into the new term of a new government, and Harper’s war on science still goes on. One of the last remaining fronts is the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa; founded in 1886, and one of … Continue reading

03. August 2016 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2015

Skepticamp is a user-driven mini-conference on science, skepticism and critical thinking. Our 2015 event features a live Reality Check podcast and kids’ program. This November 15th, join CFI and the Ottawa Skeptics for our fifth open conference event, Skepticamp Ottawa … Continue reading

08. November 2015 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2014 – Logistics

When: Sunday May 4th, 2014  Doors open 0930 Talks begin at 1000 (full schedule here) Lunch break from 1230 – 1330 Ends at 1730 Post-Skepticamp trip to a pub: details to be arranged on the day  Where: The Shopify Lounge   … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2014: Schedule

1000 1005 Marlowe: Welcome to Skepticamp 1005 1040 Jim Davies: The Beauty of Bad Ideas 1040 1100 Alex Gonzalez: The bush of life: cladistics for the layperson 1100 1120 Kyla Cullain: Immunization: Biggest Conspiracy in the World or Excellent Science? … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2014: Speakers and talks

Kyla Cullain. Vaccine Preventable Diseases: The need for a shift in strategy Synopsis: The once nearly eliminated vaccine-preventable diseases of the past are making a return to the developed world, but is it worth continuing the battle with the anti-vaccination movement?  This … Continue reading

05. April 2014 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2014

This May 4th, join the Ottawa Skeptics for our fourth open conference event, Skepticamp Ottawa 2014. Skepticamps, modeled on the BarCamp approach of non-curated, user-driven content and participation, are entertaining, educational and informative events in a relaxed environment. The overall theme … Continue reading

02. April 2014 by Chris
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Skeptically Scary Pub Quiz – bring your 3-D glasses!

Ghosts and ghouls and physics’ own rules, cultures, vultures, and sepultures! Sorry, no special appearance by Woody Tobias Jr., but questions still to puzzle your puzzlers as you giggle and guzzle. Oh, and there will be a few sports-related questions. … Continue reading

19. October 2013 by Chris
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Skeptics in the Pub: “Re-think 9/11”? Think again!

On this year’s anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, many people were surprised to see ads appearing on buses in Ottawa, calling on us to “Re-Think 9/11”. These ads, part of an international campaign organized by the group Architects and Engineers … Continue reading

18. September 2013 by Chris
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Applied Rationality

How well does your internal map represent the external territory? Can we overcome the pervasive errors and biases that cause us to misjudge reality? We are starting a series of moderated discussions on topics related to applied rationality. Each session … Continue reading

31. August 2013 by Chris
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Science-based pub quiz: Maps, Fish, and Sex

The Ottawa Skeptics proudly present another edition of our Science-Based Pub Quiz, this time presented by Ania and Alex. If you’re a fan of fish, geography, sex, and other things that get you wet, you won’t want to miss this … Continue reading

28. August 2013 by Chris
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