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Darwin Day: Modern Creationism Still Threatens Education

13 February 2013 by Michael Kruse

This is cross-posted from the Huffington Post Canada In his new play The De Chardin Project, playwright Adam Seybold has the Jesuit priest and paleontologist Father Teilard De Chardin describe his witnessing of a terrible natural event whereby he arose from his cabin aboard a steamer on route to China to find a fire raging […]

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What Does Creationism Say About Our Culture?

What Does Creationism Say About Our Culture?

27 November 2012 by Gem Newman

According to a 2007 Angus-Reid poll, 59% of Canadians accept evolution and common descent, while 22% are convinced that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years (with acceptance of evolution being correlated with youth and with higher levels of education, and belief in special creation being more prevalent on the prairies). While it […]

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A skeptic’s take on Muslim prayers in a Toronto public school

A skeptic’s take on Muslim prayers in a Toronto public school

13 July 2011 by Erik Davis

Much Sturm und Drang last week over the revelation that Valley Park Middle School is allowing an imam to hold Friday prayer services in the school cafeteria. It’s one of those interesting stories that makes for strange bedfellows, with the Centre for Inquiry and Canadian Secular Alliance standing alongside the Canadian Hindu Advocacy, the Muslim […]

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Posted in Canada, Cognition, Critical Thinking, Evolution, Media, Ontario, Skepticism28 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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Book Review: “This is Your Brain on Music” by Daniel Levitin

15 October 2010 by Steve Thoms

I’ve always had a deep appreciation for the way in which music is somehow different.  This is not something I’m claiming to be a unique trait that only I have, because I think we all, in our own ways, set our love of music apart from everything else in our lives.  We don’t always try […]

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Looking under the hood of intelligent design

11 August 2010 by Jeff Orchard

There is a cultural debate going on, intelligent design versus the theory of evolution.  But some are adamant that it’s a scientific debate.  Is it?  Let’s look at the details. What is evolution? The theory of evolution was initially proposed in 1859 by Sir Charles Darwin in his book “On the Origin of Species”. The […]

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If Relativity is Right, Then Where’s My Crocoduck?

If Relativity is Right, Then Where’s My Crocoduck?

09 August 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

This is potentially the most brain-meltingly stupid thing that you will ever see. Seemingly not content with the burgeoning topics of global warming denialism and evolution denialism, the good folks over at Conservapedia have put together an article about why relativity is wrong. This article features some real gems, like: 9. The action-at-a-distance by Jesus, […]

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Review of the Movie “Creation”

Review of the Movie “Creation”

19 January 2010 by Jonathan Abrams

Warning: This review may contain what some may consider ‘spoilers’. Although, few of the details in the review would be surprising to anyone even remotely familiar with the life of Charles Darwin. But rest assured that the movie is worth your time and money, so go see it and come back if you’re worried about […]

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Common Threads

12 October 2009 by Jonathan Abrams

Introduction Everyone reading this is probably already aware that humans are pattern seeking animals. This ability of ours has helped us throughout our history. Patterns underly nearly every scientific discovery (the best example, IMHO, is the periodic table). Since I’m a human (or so I’m told), I’m no different. I too enjoy finding patterns in […]

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On the Origin of Creationism with Kirk Cameron: The Canadian Response

06 October 2009 by Nathan Hinman

Most of the skeptical blogosphere is already aware of former child actor Kirk Cameron’s new role as an evangelical Christian spokesperson. His partnership with Ray Comfort to promote creationism with bananas has become a legendary comical internet meme. As is the case with many of those invested in pseudoscience and myth the counter arguments are […]

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