All Posts Tagged With "dan gardner"

Book Review: Future Babble by Dan Gardner

Book Review: Future Babble by Dan Gardner

04 February 2011 by Darren McKee

Today’s guest post is from Darren McKee, an contributor to the Ottawa Skeptics podcast. Want to contribute a review? Contact us. I predict that you will find this review informative. If you do, you will congratulate my foresight. If you don’t, you’ll forget I was wrong. My playful intro summarizes the main thesis of Gardner’s […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Culture, Probability and Statistics, Reviews, Skepticism5 Comments

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2010 Skeptic North Awards!

07 December 2010 by Steve Thoms

We’re trying something new here at Skeptic North, and we want YOU, the readers to help us out! 2010 has been an interesting year of science and skepticism in Canada, and we thought that it would be fun to have a little bit of an award ceremony, but without the ceremony.  Or the actual award.  […]

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Posted in Canada, Events, Media, Skepticism8 Comments

Vaccination: The Anatomy of Fear (incl. Soundtrack)

Vaccination: The Anatomy of Fear (incl. Soundtrack)

04 November 2010 by Erik Davis

My colleagues, and others around the web, have been doing an admirable job combating the nonsense that Joe Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher are peddling as part of their so-called Vaccine Awareness Week (VAW).  It’s especially gratifying to see, considering the size of their organization and audience, that a rag-tag, loose association of bloggers can […]

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Posted in Cognition, Critical Thinking, Health, Media, Skepticism, Vaccines2 Comments

Book Review: <em>Risk</em> by Dan Gardner

Book Review: Risk by Dan Gardner

10 September 2010 by Erik Davis

When Jeff said of On Being Certain that it shook his epistemological world, I knew exactly what he meant.  For me that moment came a few chapters into Dan Gardner’s excellent book Risk.  While I like to think that my disposition to skepticism is innate, Risk was the book that opened my eyes to the […]

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Posted in Canada, Cognition, Critical Thinking, Reviews, Skepticism5 Comments