All Posts in Category "British Columbia"

Prostate Cancer: Canadian Scientiferousness & Skeptical Action

Prostate Cancer: Canadian Scientiferousness & Skeptical Action

28 March 2011 by Erik Davis

Last year, I took a look at a product called ProstaCaid, which bills itself as “a comprehensive prostate formula that targets prostate cancer and promotes healthy prostate cells.”  The product caught my eye after its creator tweeted about “Research on new prostate formula that naturally combats #prostatecancer!” but when I checked the data it came […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Health, Health Canada Approves..., Health Policy, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism14 Comments

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10:23 Canada 2011 Events Announced

01 February 2011 by Michael Kruse

This coming weekend groups from all over Canada (except the east coast – hop to it!!) will be participating in the international 10:23 Campaign as they attempt a death-defying “overdose” from homeopathic medications. Participants will swallow “overdoses” of scam medications sold by major retailers which contain no active ingredients. The action is the culmination of […]

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Posted in Alberta, Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Events, Ontario, Quebec10 Comments

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Creationist Clashes in British Columbia

01 November 2010 by Ethan Clow

Recently a Creationist, one Dr. Jonathan Sarfati, (his PhD is in chemistry) has been touring in British Columbia speaking on the subject of evolution. The title of his talk is “Evolution: The Greatest Hoax on Earth” which is his way of suggesting that he can refute the claims made by Richard Dawkins in his latest […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Evolution, Science, Skepticism4 Comments

Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

15 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Toronto and Winnipeg are not the only cities to be holding SkeptiCamps this October. Vancouver will also be hosting our fourth SkeptiCamp event on the 23rd. We still have space, so register now!  You can help promote our event by sharing our webpage, or putting up some posters. We still have some room for speakers, […]

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RE Investigation into professional negligence of Field Agent 09345

04 October 2010 by Ethan Clow

Field Agent 09345 Report: Commanding Officers, Judge and Advocates, Disciplinary Committee… With regards to the investigation into professional negligence of myself, Field Agent 09345, and aforementioned Field Report now under review by this honourable committee, I should like to offer some justification on my behalf. This is not offered to be an excuse on my […]

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BC Taxes are Paying for Acupuncture …and Who Knows What Else

BC Taxes are Paying for Acupuncture …and Who Knows What Else

24 September 2010 by Kim Hebert

British Columbian taxpayers saw a bad situation turn worse recently. Not only is the provincial Ministry of Health subsidizing acupuncture, but practitioners are administering other alternative-health treatments and falsely billing them as acupuncture. For example: A staff member at the Ha Chinese Medicine Wellness Clinic in Richmond said they would apply the subsidy to Chinese […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Health9 Comments

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What Does Open- Mindedness Mean?

21 August 2010 by Ethan Clow

The other day I was handing out flyers outside the Marriot Hotel in downtown Vancouver encouraging people to think critically about the event they were about to see. That event was a group reading by self-proclaimed psychic and medium John Edward. The event was a success, we handed out a number of flyers, engaged a […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Critical Thinking, Skepticism10 Comments

Do We Have A Problem?

Do We Have A Problem?

27 July 2010 by Ethan Clow

Over the last week or so I’ve been mulling over some of the things I learned at The Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas. For a great account check out Jonathan Abrams report here. There were lots of great tidbits of information about how to research and plan skeptical events, get accurate data, separate the woo […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Critical Thinking, Skepticism20 Comments

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“We Encourage You To Think Critically”

10 June 2010 by Ethan Clow

Recently Deepak Chopra came to Vancouver to speak about his new age spiritualism involving quantum healing and other mystical healing methods like mind over matter. Chopra is well known to the skeptical community. James Randi suggested that Deepak Chopra is “the richest quack that I know of” (he said that when I interviewed him on […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Events4 Comments

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Anti-Deepak Chopra Gathering in Vancouver

02 June 2010 by Ethan Clow

On June 4th, Deepak Chopra, new age alt med practitioner will be giving a talk in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Chopra takes scientific terms like quantum mechanics and warps the meaning to suit his pseudo-scientific/mysticism claims to give them the veneer of legitimacy. Not only have his claims been documented to be wrong […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Events5 Comments