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Judgment Day – May 21, 2011

According to Harold Camping, Christian radio broadcaster and president of a California religious group called Family Radio, Rapture will occur on May 21, 2011. He had previouslyy predicted that Rapture would occur in September 1994. History is replete with “end of the world” predictions, and fortunately none have … Continue reading

19. May 2011 by dana
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We've Got Videos!

We have created a video channel on Vimeo to host all of our videos. We chose to use Vimeo instead of the more popular youtube because Vimeo allow videos longer than 10 minutes to be posted. We already have a … Continue reading

18. August 2009 by Jon
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Canadian Meetup in Vegas for TAM 7!

Scott Gavura of the Science-Based Pharmacy blog is spearheading a get together for Canadian skeptics at this year’s Amazing Meeting in Vegas. Currently, it’s being planned for Thursday July 9 somewhere in the Southpoint Casino and Hotel. Please join the … Continue reading

20. June 2009 by Jon
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A Science Minister Should Understand and Respect Science

On our forum thread “Science Minister Evasive about Evolution“, we have been discussing the news story from three weeks ago about Conservative MP Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, initially avoiding to comment on his view of … Continue reading

08. April 2009 by barry
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Petition to the Prime Minister of Canada

Ottawa Skeptics is about science.   Advocating the teaching of science in our schools, testing the unscientific claims of people and products, insisting on the use of good science in decision making. Canada’s Minister of State for Science and Technology, Gary … Continue reading

22. March 2009 by testguy
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Loss of a Canadian Skeptical Hero

The Canadian skeptical community has just lost a champion. According to Skeptics Canada, Henry Gordon passed away on January 25, 2009 at the age of 89 due to a lengthy, unspecified illness. He was best known as a stage magician … Continue reading

03. February 2009 by Jon
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Happy Groundhog Day

It is Groundhog Day,  the day when a groundhog is forced from its heated burrough for our fun and entertainment.  The idea is:  if it is a sunny day and the groundhog sees its shadow and retreats to its burrough … Continue reading

02. February 2009 by Pat
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Darwin Week 2009

  Evolution is awesome, and so was the discoverer of this fascinating and powerful theory. To celebrate the 200th birthday of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary since the publication of his groundbreaking work “On the Origin of Species”, Carleton … Continue reading

15. January 2009 by Jon
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2009 Darwin Essay Contest

The following announcement was sent to high schools in the OCDSB, and posted on the web at darwin2009ottawa.blogspot.com.  I encourage everyone to promote this event, for example by talking to local high schools, printing the announcement and posting it at … Continue reading

06. January 2009 by seannna
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Inherit the Wind

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

27. April 2008 by dana
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