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Does Dr. Gifford-Jones Understand Science?

Does Dr. Gifford-Jones Understand Science?

04 February 2014 by Gem Newman

Dr. W. Gifford-Jones, a prolific syndicated pseudonymous newspaper columnist, has written yet another article on the purported dangers of “radiation” from electronic devices. Well known to Canadian skeptics for advocating placebo cures, blaming “dirty electricity” for a host of common ailments, and promoting accusations that Health Canada is “terrorizing” the proprietors of health food stores, […]

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Posted in Featured, Health, Skepticism4 Comments

C4ST and Frank Clegg Spreading WiFi Fear

C4ST and Frank Clegg Spreading WiFi Fear

04 September 2013 by Michael Kruse

Once more, Frank Clegg and the BC based Citizens for Safe Technology (C4ST) have shown that they will not let science get in the way of scaring children and families.  This past Tuesday, the start of school for most Ontario children, C4ST was positioned outside of a school in Mississauga handing out pamphlets warning children and […]

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Posted in Media, Ontario, Pseudoscience, Skepticism5 Comments

Irish Company Solves World Hunger, Climate Change, Small Chickens

Irish Company Solves World Hunger, Climate Change, Small Chickens

02 September 2013 by Gem Newman

A news article from the Irish Independent has been making the rounds these last few days. With the cheery title of “Wave goodbye to global warming, GM and pesticides” this (almost) unbelievably credulous bit of reportage claims that a new technology developed in Ireland will solve pretty well every modern-day agricultural woe. “But how?” you […]

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Posted in Environment, Featured, Pseudoscience, Skepticism2 Comments

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The Fallacy of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

04 July 2013 by Michael Kruse

  This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post article here. Medicine can be tricky.  Patients never present with the perfect cluster of disease defining symptoms and when they do, it is so rare that you begin to think that they just read a textbook or Googled “heart attack” to fool you.  As a patient, […]

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Posted in Medical Conditions, Skepticism5 Comments

Anti-Wifi Group Granted Ability to File Representative Complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

Anti-Wifi Group Granted Ability to File Representative Complaint with B.C. Human Rights Tribunal

05 September 2012 by Dianne Sousa

The anti-wifi group, Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) has filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal alleging that B.C. Hydro’s plan to install Smart Meters discriminates against those with “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” (EHS) on the basis of physical disability. The group has been granted the ability to file a “representative complaint” and argue the […]

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Posted in British Columbia, Canada, Health19 Comments

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He’s Trolling, He’s Trolling, He’s Trolling down the Wifi!

14 November 2011 by Steve Thoms

So, a little over a year ago, I wrote a piece about one particular anti-WiFi activist named Rodney Palmer.  It was a bit of a snarky post, written with the piss-and-vinegar that comes from a long, aggravating day at work.  The post caught the attention of Mr. Palmer, who promptly threatened to sue me over […]

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Posted in Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience56 Comments

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Why, Wifi? Why?

28 September 2011 by Steve Thoms

Concerns about the safety of WiFi, particularly around school children, has continued to be a contentious issue in small towns across Canada, and Ontario especially.   Supporters of the technology have mountains of scientific data on their side, opponents have screaming, hysteria, and the precautionary principle.  Even Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May unwittingly […]

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Posted in Canada, Logic and Fallacies, Media, Ontario, Skepticism36 Comments

Fitnessgoop.com Allows Nonsense about EMF’s and Allergies, But is Intolerant of Skepticism

Fitnessgoop.com Allows Nonsense about EMF’s and Allergies, But is Intolerant of Skepticism

30 August 2011 by Dianne Sousa

Yesterday I found my way to fitnessgoop.com, a website for “Healthy and Inspired Living”. They feature articles from “health experts” touting the virtues of homeopathic travel vaccines and other similar topics of dubious merit. The recently posted article that caught my attention was one titled “Could electro-magnetic frequencies be to blame for allergies?”  The author, Rich Ralph, […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Health, Medical Conditions, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism11 Comments

Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part II

Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part II

08 December 2010 by Michael Kruse

*Update: See Michael Shermer and Bernard Leikind’s post in eSkeptic this week. They are responding to the boat-load of email they received about their articles in Scientific American and Skeptic magazine concerning the lack of evidence to cancer to cell phone use.* On Monday, we published the first half of a critique of a new book by […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Pseudoscience, Skepticism76 Comments

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Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part I

06 December 2010 by Michael Kruse

Over the past several months, Skeptic North has been publishing various critiques of the movement to ban WiFi and limit microwave radiation in the 2.4 GHz range used in cellular telecommunications.  Despite the continued insistence by this fractious bunch that our children (and even our rose bushes) are in danger, they have failed to offer convincing evidence […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Pseudoscience, Skepticism5 Comments