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Skepticamp Ottawa 2013

This February 24th, join the Ottawa Skeptics for our third open conference event, Skepticamp Ottawa 2013. 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 … Continue reading

21. February 2013 by Chris
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This February 10, celebrate Darwin Day in Ottawa in the traditional manner

Commemorate the 204th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth this year with the Centre for Inquiry Ottawa. From as early as 1972, scientists and academics have celebrated the occasion with what’s known as “Phylum Feasts”: attendees bring foods representative of as … Continue reading

02. February 2013 by Chris
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Skepticamp Ottawa 2013

The Ottawa Skeptics are pleased to present Skepticamp Ottawa 2013! A Skepticamp follows the unconference model of being driven by the participants. All speakers are people who have something interesting to say about something they find interesting. The event will … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Chris
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Skeptics in the Pub: science-based pub quiz

The Ottawa Skeptics proudly present another edition of our Science-Based Pub Quiz, this time presented by Steve and Seanna. Match wits and celebrate science, skepticism, and general geekery in this British-style pub quiz. No sports questions, we promise. Compete for … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Chris
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Skeptics in the Pub: Freemen on the Land

Dave Green will be talking about the Freemen on the Land movement. This movement is an interesting amalgamation of several Conspiracy Theories that concludes that the entire basis of our legal system is a fraud, and teaches means by which … Continue reading

12. December 2012 by Chris
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A Night at the Museum – with P.Z. Myers

P.Z. Myers, biology professor and author of Pharyngula, critic of superstition, pseudoscience, and creationism, will be speaking about “Chance in Evolution” this Saturday December 1st at The Canadian Museum of Nature. Tickets cost $50 ($40 for CFI members) for the … Continue reading

25. November 2012 by Chris
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Skeptics in the Pub: Evolution and Polyamory

This Sunday October 14th at the Canal Royal Oak, 4 pm,  join the Ottawa Skeptics and Eschaton 2012 speaker Ania Bula for another in our Skeptics in the Pub science talk series. ——————————————————————  Evolution and Polyamory Why is monogamy so … Continue reading

11. October 2012 by Chris
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Eschaton 2012

Coming up this fall: Eschaton 2012, the conference that celebrates reason at the end of the world.  One popular reading of the Mayan calendar promises that the world will be ending this year, around about December 21st. To mark the … Continue reading

31. August 2012 by Chris
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The Evolution of Empathy

On Sunday July 3, I gave the following presentation entitled “The Evolution of Empathy” at the monthly Ottawa Skeptics meeting in a local pub. Here’s a brief summary: Evolution can be viewed as a competition between individuals for survival, which … Continue reading

05. July 2011 by dana
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SkeptiCamp Ottawa 2010 follow-up

SkeptiCamp Ottawa 2010 was a huge success with a lucky 13 presentations! My topic was “The Fine-Tuned Universe”. An interesting topic because the seeming fine-tuning of the fundamental physical constants are often claimed as evidence for intelligent design. But there a … Continue reading

27. October 2010 by dana
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