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Fluoride_YourNotGoingToPoison

Fluoridated Water ‘debate’ returns. Nothing new is said

24 October 2010 by Steve Thoms

Since moving to my adopted city of Kitchener, Ontario last month, I’ve come to love the park lands, downtown market, and rich German culture.  I love this city a great deal, but I’ve not had a lot of time to learn the political culture, and what level of pseudo-science is prevalent around here.  So I […]

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Posted in Cognition, Conspiracy Theories, Critical Thinking, Economics, Health, Health Policy, Ontario, Skepticism42 Comments

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Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

23 September 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s time for a weekly update of Canadian skeptical podcasts: And this week, we’re adding a new podcast to the roundup.

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Posted in Canada Speaks, Conspiracy Theories2 Comments

A History of Pretend Histories – Part 1

16 February 2010 by Steve Thoms

The intellectual head games that a person can play when weaving a conspiracy theory relies heavy on the person’s imagination. In order for the conspiracy to be as superficially consistent as possible, one has to make it bigger and more complicated, necessitating levels of complexity that increase by orders of magnitude with each new level. […]

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Posted in Conspiracy Theories, Critical Thinking, History1 Comment

The Knights Templar and The Holy Fictionalization of History

The Knights Templar and The Holy Fictionalization of History

09 January 2010 by Ethan Clow

Along time ago a young monk in Jerusalem walked up to two knights and asked nervously “you knights always hang out in the tavern over there and never let anyone else in, what goes on in there?” The knights didn’t answer right away but then one of them said “It’s a secret…” Prompting the other […]

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Posted in Conspiracy Theories, Culture, History2 Comments

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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