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Alt. Med lecture in Toronto on May 9

I just received word from our buddies at Skeptics Canada that they will be having a guest lecture on May 9. Here’s the info for anyone that would be able to attend: Skeptics Canada will be featuring speaker Dr. Jack … Continue reading

21. April 2008 by Jon
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Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear

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

16. April 2008 by dana
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The Skeptologists Need Your Help

There’s a new TV show pilot that has been filmed starring ‘skeptical greats’ like Michael Shermer, Phil Plait, and Steven Novella. All they need now is a station to pick up the show. The show sounds like a grown-up version … Continue reading

09. April 2008 by Jon
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Jenny McCarthy Spreads Anti-Vaccination Nonsense on The Hour

I used to be a fan. I want to like George but George Stroumboulopoulos and the CBC’s The Hour have been on a downward spiral for some time. The show does absolutely nothing with controversial guests but lob them soft … Continue reading

19. March 2008 by Halden
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Reminder: Skeptical Pub Meet this Wednesday!

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

11. March 2008 by Jon
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Critical thinking is the key to success!

A new video game released on the [[Nintendo DS]] game system called “Professor Layton and the Curious Village” is both entertaining and promotes Critical thinking and logic. The game’s plot revolves around Professor Layton and his young apprentice who are … Continue reading

21. February 2008 by Halden
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Evolution and Creationism … and Canadian Hockey

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

12. February 2008 by barry
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Health Canada Completely Drops the Ball on `Natural` Medicine

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

09. February 2008 by Jon
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Acupuncture Makes you Pregnant? (Update)

Today in the bbc news online site, there’s an article titled “Acupuncture ‘boosts IVF chances’“. At first glance it appears to give strong support for the use of a medical intervention that supporters claim can cure any ill by unblocking … Continue reading

08. February 2008 by Jon
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The Amazing Meeting 6 Details

The James Randi Educational Foundation holds what can only be described as a ‘giant skeptical convention’ every year in Las Vegas. That doesn’t mean it’s a skeptical convention for giants, it means that a lot of people show up for … Continue reading

05. February 2008 by Jon
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