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Jenna Talackova and Rights for the Transgendered

Jenna Talackova and Rights for the Transgendered

29 March 2012 by John Underhay

My post earlier this week on the removal of Jenna Talackova from competition in the Miss Universe Canada pageant has become the most read article on my own blog since I began blogging a year and a half ago.¬† The story, at first just a whisper here and there, has blossomed into quite a sensation. […]

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Posted in Culture, Social Sciences1 Comment

Time to Cut Funding For CAM Education in Medical Schools

Time to Cut Funding For CAM Education in Medical Schools

10 February 2012 by John Underhay

It is difficult to determine the number of people who use Complementary and Alternative treatments. CAM practitioners and supporters do their best to make the numbers as high as possible so they can make the argument that the public demands their services. One of the methods they use to inflate the numbers is to include […]

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Posted in Medicine9 Comments

The Mayans Went Down to Georgia

The Mayans Went Down to Georgia

05 January 2012 by John Underhay

The Mayans have been in the news a lot over the past couple of years, particularly due to their (supposed) prediction that the world will end in December of this year. This has been so thoroughly debunked that I hardly need mention it here. Reminiscent of the response to Harold Camping, there are those who […]

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Posted in History, Social Sciences5 Comments

The Long and the Short of the Census Debate

The Long and the Short of the Census Debate

17 November 2011 by John Underhay

Dr. Ivan P. Fellegi, was the speaker at the 2011 Symons Lecture in Charlottetown, PEI on November 8. Dr. Fellegi is an internationally renowned statistician and was Canada’s Chief Statistician from 1985 until 2008. He spoke on how statistics are intrinsically linked to democracy, and in particular how the decision of the Canadian Government to […]

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Posted in Canada9 Comments

Evaluating Cefaly

Evaluating Cefaly

19 October 2011 by John Underhay

Recently, on the CBC television program, The Dragon’s Den (Episode 3, available here), a product that the sales team for Roxon claimed to prevent and treat migraine and tension headaches was demonstrated. The product, Cefaly, is a tiara-like headband worn over the forehead¬† delivers small electrical impulses. Their demonstration satisfied the Dragons, as they received […]

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Posted in Health, Medicinal Advertising7 Comments

Naturopathy Education in Canada

Naturopathy Education in Canada

06 September 2011 by John Underhay

  According to the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors (ND), there are approximately 1500 NDs practising in Canada. The Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME) is the accreditation body for NDs and lists the following schools: The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine (New Westminster, British Columbia) The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (Toronto, Ontario) The […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada123 Comments

  • John Underhay

    John Underhay, also known as Peicurmudgeon, is just your average atheist, left leaning, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, biker. He lives on PEI and spends some of his time attempting to point out the flaws and or dangers in promoting ideas that run contrary to the laws of physics, chemistry, or biology. He has a BSc (Biology) and an MSc (Pharmacology) from the University of Prince Edward Island, and is currently retired. You can read more of his posts at http://peicurmudgeon.wordpress.com/