All Posts Tagged With "Deepak Chopra"

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

29 January 2012 by Melany Hamill

Hey there skeptifans. Here are the media Fails and Wins you sent me this week. How can I relieve my baby’s teething pain? This doctor recommends homeopathic drops for teething pain, claiming many babies have benefited from them but more studies need to be done. How many homeopathy studies are enough? There are hundreds of […]

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[Updated] The Quantum Bullshitverse Calls To You

[Updated] The Quantum Bullshitverse Calls To You

27 November 2011 by Erik Davis

Update #2 – 11/27/2011 The Twitterlords reinstated @DBagChopra last night. As near as I can tell, the suspension was due to it not being clear that the account was satire. Savour that for just a moment. Update #1 – 11/15/2011 I neglected to mention that the term “Quantum Bullshitverse” is not my own, but was […]

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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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Deepak Chopra comes to Toronto

11 June 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

Update: Due to the University of Toronto deciding to close its campus for the duration of the G20 conference in Toronto, the Deepak Chopra lecture, which was to be held at convocation hall, has been canceled — seemingly indefinitely. Nevertheless, I think it’s still important to explain why this event is troubling to the scientific […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Ontario, Pseudoscience, Skepticism3 Comments

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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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Anti-Deepak Chopra Gathering in Vancouver

02 June 2010 by Ethan Clow

On June 4th, Deepak Chopra, new age alt med practitioner will be giving a talk in Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Chopra takes scientific terms like quantum mechanics and warps the meaning to suit his pseudo-scientific/mysticism claims to give them the veneer of legitimacy. Not only have his claims been documented to be wrong […]

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A Letter to the Royal Ontario Museum

A Letter to the Royal Ontario Museum

21 May 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

The Centre for Inquiry Canada’s Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) is putting together an open letter to the director of the Royal Ontario Museum. This is in light of their recent announcement that they would be sponsoring a talk by world-renowned pseudo-scientist Deepak Chopra. The CASS is looking for people to support/sign […]

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Posted in Ontario, Science, Skepticism7 Comments

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

16 May 2010 by Melany Hamill

Colloidal silver: a panacea or toxin? Mitchell spotted this skeptical article about colloidal silver on the technology blog, ars technica. They give a great overview of some of the claims huckster make about silver supplements, and point out the lack of evidence. They also cover some of the health risks of prolonged ingestion to these […]

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