All Posts Tagged With "evidence"

What Does Creationism Say About Our Culture?

What Does Creationism Say About Our Culture?

27 November 2012 by Gem Newman

According to a 2007 Angus-Reid poll, 59% of Canadians accept evolution and common descent, while 22% are convinced that God created human beings within the last 10,000 years (with acceptance of evolution being correlated with youth and with higher levels of education, and belief in special creation being more prevalent on the prairies). While it […]

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Posted in Culture, Evolution, Pseudoscience2 Comments

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Naturopathy: Science-based or not?

01 October 2011 by Kim Hebert

(Photo by monkeywing.) Pictured: An actual homeopathic remedy. I am not kidding. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) has drawn criticism recently for their bizarrely-worded policy proposal regarding alternative medicine, most notably from the Canadian Medical Association (general organization feedback here). Common concerns were that the policy is insufficiently objective and science-based, […]

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Posted in Alberta, Alternative Medicine, British Columbia, Canada, Health16 Comments

An Invaluable Skeptical Resource

An Invaluable Skeptical Resource

17 September 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

Blogs attract commenters. This is perfectly normal and shouldn’t be cause for concern. Usually. The comment section on blog posts can be a place where discussion flourishes and lively debates frolic in the sun. Or it could be a desolate post-apocalyptic mutant-riddled wasteland of rage and ad hominems. Sometimes, your commenters will be smart, funny, […]

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Posted in Skepticism5 Comments

Pampers gets a bum rap

11 May 2010 by Jeff Orchard

I have a son who is about to turn two. He still wears diapers. Pampers Cruisers with Dry-Max, to be precise. Over the past 4 months or so, he’s been fighting this chronic bum rash (WARNING: for those who don’t have kids, graphic bum and diaper discussion ahead). His bum would often be red and […]

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Evidence of What?

15 March 2010 by Mitchell Gerskup

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a lecture, given by a preacher at Ryerson University, on the topic of proving God scientifically. Every once in a while, I like to drop in on one of these lectures to see if there has been any change in the arguments being used. Usually […]

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Posted in Ontario, Science, SkepticismComments Off