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Royal Society of Canada and Safety Code 6

Royal Society of Canada and Safety Code 6

05 April 2014 by Michael Kruse

This week, the Royal Society of Canada released a report by their Expert Panel on Safety Code 6.  Safety Code 6 is the Health Canada standard that sets recommended exposure limits for radio-frequencies. The last update was in 2013, and Health Canada wanted the RSC’s advice on the updates to make sure they were up […]

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Posted in Canada, Health Policy, Media11 Comments

Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

Bryce Wylde’s Bad Flu Advice

06 February 2014 by Michael Kruse

In a recent article for the Globe and Mail, self-styled health-guru Bryce Wylde has stuck his foot in it again.  In an article entitled Eight easy, natural ways to keep the flu at bay (without leaving home) Wylde has proven that the only thing he can do without leaving home is make up dangerous health […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Media, Skepticism, Vaccines3 Comments

Why Anthony Farnell’s Climate Change Report is Flawed

Why Anthony Farnell’s Climate Change Report is Flawed

15 October 2013 by Shawn Brooks

With the recent release of the latest report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) there has been a cluster of news articles and television timeslots devoted to climate change in the Canadian media over the past couple of weeks. Anthony Farnell, a meteorologist with Global News wrote a piece about the IPCC’s latest […]

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Posted in Canada, Critical Thinking, Environment, Logic and Fallacies, Media, Reviews, Science, Skepticism9 Comments

C4ST and Frank Clegg Spreading WiFi Fear

C4ST and Frank Clegg Spreading WiFi Fear

04 September 2013 by Michael Kruse

Once more, Frank Clegg and the BC based Citizens for Safe Technology (C4ST) have shown that they will not let science get in the way of scaring children and families.  This past Tuesday, the start of school for most Ontario children, C4ST was positioned outside of a school in Mississauga handing out pamphlets warning children and […]

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Posted in Media, Ontario, Pseudoscience, Skepticism5 Comments

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Skeptic Movie Review: Lincoln (2012)

10 January 2013 by Ethan Clow

  Movie fans are no doubt aware that the Academy Award nominations came out today (Thursday the 10th) Leading the pack in total number of nominations with twelve is Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” including ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis’ and ‘Best Director.’ I’ve seen it. It was an impressive film, with high quality acting […]

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Posted in History, Media, Reviews2 Comments

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Book Review: Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks

04 January 2013 by Ethan Clow

Over the holiday break I got caught up on some reading, including Oliver Sacks new book “Hallucinations” Did Sacks deliver a mind-bending or mind-numbing account of the powerful hallucinations the human brain can conjure up? I had never read any of Oliver Sacks book’s before, but I had heard good things about his previous works […]

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Ten Books for Skeptics

Ten Books for Skeptics

12 December 2012 by Scott Gavura

There are probably as many paths to becoming a scientific skeptic as there are skeptics. Admittedly my framework for skepticism was in the background for decades, but it’s only been over the past several years that I’ve started to really understand skepticism as a way of thinking. It was driven by my work as a […]

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Posted in Cognition, Critical Thinking, Logic and Fallacies, Probability and Statistics, Reviews, Skepticism, Social Sciences16 Comments

Climate Misinformation Spread on Canadian Air-Waves by Charles Adler

Climate Misinformation Spread on Canadian Air-Waves by Charles Adler

05 November 2012 by Shawn Brooks

When it comes to getting scientifically reputable information on climate change, it can be a daunting task because of the politicization that has surrounded this issue. No arguments there. However, on October 16th, when Charles Adler heard about an article published in the Daily Mail in the UK with the extraordinary title “Global warming stopped […]

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Posted in Canada, Environment, Media, Science, Skepticism3 Comments

Tonight: The Skeptic North Hangout

Tonight: The Skeptic North Hangout

21 October 2012 by Scott Gavura

Tonight at 9pm EDT (find your time/date) will be first Skeptic North Google+ Hangout. Join us for a discussion of skepticism and science, with our endearing Canadian accents. You can watch the Hangout live here, and if you missed it, it’s embedded below: More questions? See our Google+ page. To interact with contributors during the […]

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TAM2012 – A Life of Art and Skepticism

TAM2012 – A Life of Art and Skepticism

15 October 2012 by Sara E. Mayhew

This past July, skeptics gathered at the Jame Randi Educational Foundation’s annual conference, The Amaz!ng Meeting, in Las Vegas, NV. I spoke about how my life as an artist influences my interest in skepticism, and how being a skeptic has an impact on my work in the arts. Now, the talk is available in its […]

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