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PZ Myers crowd

The Rock Stars of Skepticism

01 December 2010 by Ethan Clow

Recently in Vancouver, the Centre for Inquiry hosted the cast of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe, with George Hrab sitting in for Rebecca Watson, for a live show on their way to Australia for The Amazing Meeting Oz. It was, simply put, a fantastic show. We spent about two months planning the event, although […]

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Whole Life Expo 2010: A Personal Account

29 November 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

This will probably be my last year attending the Whole Life Expo. Last year, I had a lot of fun, took some great photos, tried some foods (some great; some not-so great) and learned a lot about the field of alternative health and its practitioners. This year, if I had to sum up my experience […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Events, Medicinal Advertising, Ontario, Pseudoscience6 Comments

Whole Life Expo: One Blogger’s Account

Whole Life Expo: One Blogger’s Account

29 November 2010 by Steve Thoms

Okay, the title is a bit misleading, as the impetus of this post is to re-direct you to my own blog post on the subject. Our experience at the Whole Life Expo was deeply concerning, and despite the tone of welcoming in the comments section of a previous Skeptic North post, the reality was far […]

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Being Right is Not Enough

Being Right is Not Enough

08 November 2010 by Jeff Orchard

Perhaps you’ve experienced this… you’re talking to someone who believes in ESP, or homeopathy, or some other irrational woo. You lay out a logical argument, complete with evidence, that deconstructs their belief and exposes it to be irrational and unscientific. Then your friend says, “You’re right, I was wrong. Thanks for showing me the error […]

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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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Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

14 October 2010 by Erik Davis

With Skepticamp Winnipeg just around the corner, we asked Gem Newman of the Winnipeg Skeptics and Donna Harris of the Humanist Association of Manitoba to provide a preview of what the day will bring: The Winnipeg Skeptics is holding Manitoba’s first SkeptiCamp event on 23 October 2010. The event is free and open to the […]

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Torontonians: Register for Skepticamp NOW!

Torontonians: Register for Skepticamp NOW!

12 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Saturday, October 23rd is approaching, and with it four — count ‘em — four Canadian Skepticamps, to be held in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto.  It’s an unprecedented phenomenon, etched in the heavens and foretold by Nostradamus. For those whose dowsing rods point toward the acknowledged centre of the universe, I wanted to provide a […]

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Save the Date for SkeptiCamp 10-23

Save the Date for SkeptiCamp 10-23

30 August 2010 by Melany Hamill

October 23rd is a hot date in Canadian skepticism so mark your calendars.  Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg will all be hosting SkeptiCamp events! SkeptiCamps are informal “unconferences” where skeptics get together to present topics that interest them.  Originally started in Colorado, the idea spread and these events have been popping up all over Canada. If […]

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“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

07 August 2010 by Sara E. Mayhew

"Skepticism Through Manga" at Montreal's annual anime convention, Otakuthon, 9-10pm on Friday, Aug. 13th, presented by Sara E. Mayhew. Cost to enter the convention on Friday is $20. The convention takes place at the Palais des Congrèss de Montreal. Attention all Montreal skeptics! Come check out my panel and then join me afterwards for a skeptic meetup; The plans are to meet after the panel (which ends at 10pm) at the Suite 701 Lounge, not far from the convention...

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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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