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Old Wine, New Bottles – June, 2011

Old Wine, New Bottles – June, 2011

04 June 2011 by Erik Davis

Five of our skeptical best from Junes past… Toronto, Moon People, and the G20 Walk into a Bar… Steve takes the Toronto Star to task for their astrological forecast for the (then-upcoming) G20 in Toronto.   The stars predicted tumult.  With the benefit of hindsight, we now know the astrologers were right and the skeptic […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

23 January 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Here’s a fresh batch of Fails and Wins in the media this week. Get the Facts: 13 Nutrition and Food Myths Busted Every heard the myth that chocolate causes acne? How about the myth that fasting can clear your body of toxins? Lisa sent in this Win that sets the record straight on […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

16 January 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. My inbox was absolutely overflowing with Fails and Wins this week. Thanks to all of you who sent me links, and especially to those regulars who I see in my inbox every week. Doctor’s discredited vaccine-autism link leaves a legacy of preventable death and disease Fred and Lorne sent in this Win covering […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

02 January 2011 by Melany Hamill

Happy New Year, skeptifans! Let’s hope 2011 sees more critical thinking than 2010. Here are the Fails and Wins you sent me this week. Looking at what the stars have in store for 2011 Anthony found this Fail to ring in the New Year. There are a lot of things we have learned by looking […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

21 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans.  The snow has finally come to my fair city, so I will be hibernating for the next few months.  But, I managed to crawl out of bed to bring you your Fails and Wins this week. Science still can’t explain the colour red Art sent in this article from the Globe and Mail. […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

08 August 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptidudes and skeptidudettes.  I received a lot of links from you this week! Here they are: Do Homeopathic Cures Work? Marion found this fail on Discovery News.  The win is that this article seems to have been pulled, so the link goes to a cached version.  It’s disappointing that this would have ever made it to […]

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Toronto, Moon people, and the G20 walk into a Bar…

23 June 2010 by Steve Thoms

In case you haven’t noticed, the G20 and G8 summits are about to be held in Toronto and Huntsville. It’s the big event of the year for Ontario: Think of it as being sort of like Vancouver’s Olympics, but with less half-pipes and more black helicopters. In a mad-dash for news, any news that might […]

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