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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: 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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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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Skeptics in the Pub: Why you (probably) won’t die in a zombie apocalypse

Time to break out your chainsaws and shotguns! Or maybe not.  Will Miles takes a look at some of the less plausible elements of the traditional zombie breakout scenario, and some methods the non-infected can use to avoid joining the … Continue reading

04. June 2013 by Chris
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Skeptics in the Pub: Free energy and perpetual motion

Free energy: Perpetual Failure? The dream of perpetual motion can be traced back at least as far as the 8th Century, to a seemingly magical, magnetically powered wheel. The idea held allure even for such luminaries as Leonardo da Vinci, but despite … Continue reading

25. March 2013 by Chris
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Ottawa Skeptics in the Pub: Science Based Pub Quiz

Which NASA mission first landed humans on the moon? With regard to animals, what is a digitigrade? And by what more common name are the nares known? None of these questions, but many others, will be asked at our next … Continue reading

10. March 2013 by Chris
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