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Homeopathy’s Greatest Hits

Homeopathy’s Greatest Hits

12 April 2010 by Kennedy Goodkey

Happy World Homeopathy Awareness Week (WHAW) everyone! Homeopaths are once again holding a massive, week-long publicity campaign to raise awareness for their practice. So, many Skeptic North contributors and skeptical activists have also committed to raising awareness of homeopathy. I’m not going to get into the details of homeopathy, rather I am going to give […]

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SkeptiCamp: Filled with the Awesome Power of Awesome (and Awesome)

SkeptiCamp: Filled with the Awesome Power of Awesome (and Awesome)

19 March 2010 by Kennedy Goodkey

If you are the sort who regularly read skeptical blogs then chances are you’ve heard of SkeptiCamp. You may even have attended one. But you may not know this: Vancouver, though not the first city to host a SkeptiCamp, has had such success with our SkeptiCamps that we just keep on having them and they […]

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Shkeptisssh inna pub

Shkeptisssh inna pub

19 February 2010 by Kennedy Goodkey

You do know about Skeptics in the Pub, don’t you? Skeptics in the Pub (SitP to its friends) is a monthly social gathering intended to build community among the critical thinking set. It was established in London England in 1999 by Dr. Scott Campbell, based around similar science and philosophy groups in Australia. I think […]

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Who is the Most Skepstickiest Skeptic?

27 December 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

The cold-turkey sandwiches are the meal of choice; Dad is trying to set up the bargain blu-ray he stood in line for more hours than he saved dollars for yesterday; the needles on the tree are beginning to accumulate on the carpet as though the tree itself knew that the climax of the season was over; […]

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A Musing on the Lonely Politics of Skepticism…

A Musing on the Lonely Politics of Skepticism…

16 December 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

It is weeks like last one that make a person understand how it sometimes seems like the universe is listening. On Tuesday at Skeptics in the Pub a recurring theme crept into our conversations.  It was something that has been on my mind for a while; the imaginary politics people attach to skeptics. Skepticism itself […]

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A Tough Mix – Art & Skepticism

A Tough Mix – Art & Skepticism

04 December 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

There has been a lot of excitement around Skeptic North this past week or so, and my life was so full I missed the bulk of it. In addition to being a skeptic — which is only a vocation for a scant few — I am an artist. A film-maker, slightly less generally speaking, and […]

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Brick Therapy – Panacea to Cure Everything

Brick Therapy – Panacea to Cure Everything

15 November 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

Are you concerned about the toxic chemicals promoted by Big Pharma? Are you suffering from pain? Exhaustion? Confusion? Shortness of breath? Blood loss? Depression? Vertigo? Credulity?  Gender uncertainty? Daily nourishment craving? Pre-meditated Homicide? Are you looking for a simple cure to all your health problems? Is Western medicine letting you down? Have you heard of […]

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Ghost Tours of the Okanagan – A Storyteller’s Story

31 October 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

Earlier this week I had a conversation with an old university friend, Gabe Newman. We both went to Theatre School together in Victoria. (Which makes us UVICtims.) Out of school we did some work together in Vancouver before he went to Newfoundland – and ultimately came back to BC, in Vernon. Meanwhile I gradually started […]

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The Canadian National Past-time – Part Two

The Canadian National Past-time – Part Two

27 October 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

And thus, onwards on my ongoing bid to simultaneously post the first skeptical article on hockey; write Skeptic North’s first two-part article; and do the most tenuously related article on the blog ever (or at least so far). As mentioned before, this is as much about demonstrating the flexing of skeptical thought against things other than […]

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The Canadian National Past-time* – Part One

The Canadian National Past-time* – Part One

26 October 2009 by Kennedy Goodkey

It was really only a matter of time before a Canadian skeptical blog took a look at hockey. So, before I proceed any further, allow me a brief disclaimer… this isn’t really going to be hard core skepticism. This is skepticism-lite. But you probably already guessed that. That doesn’t mean that professional sports can’t provide some […]

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  • Kennedy Goodkey

    Kennedy is a film-maker and skeptic. As a skeptic his primary interests are in the communication and advocacy of skeptical and science issues, specifically calling attention to the idea that the standard practice of “playing nice with others” is not always the best approach, and definitely must be explored and refined as a tactic to be leveraged to best effect.