All Posts Tagged With "Fluoridation"

Fluoride and Intelligence

Fluoride and Intelligence

02 October 2012 by John Underhay

Dr. Ken Walker, more well known under his pseudonym, W. Gifford-Jones, has a column published by 70 Canadian newspapers, several papers in the U.S., and the Epoch Times which has editions in a number of European countries. Because of his notoriety, he can be quite influential in shaping public opinion of medical and health issues. […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

06 March 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans. March is a weather-diverse month in Canada. Some of us are walking around in light jackets enjoying the sunshine, and some of us are braving the snow and -20C cold. Wherever you are, I hope you’re staying warm and skeptical. Canada’s ex-defense minister: U.S. knows how aliens can make us greener Roger sent […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

27 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans.  Here’s the Fails and Wins for this week. U.S. report clears climate scientists in e-mail review The US Department of Commerce conducted an independent review of the “climate-gate” emails leaked in 2009. Unsurprisingly, they found no evidence of wrongfully manipulating data to prove global warming, no evidence of a conspiracy by climate scientists […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

20 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans, It’s sunny and beautiful in Vancouver today. How’s it going in the rest of the country? Here are the Fails and Wins in the media this week: Sent in by Erik. Where to find scientific research with negative results BoingBoing republished some great tips, (originally found here), about where to find information about […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

13 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Here are your Fails and Wins this week. Brushing your teeth with soap John sent in this Fail from Dr. Gifford-Jones. He’s a writer we’ve had turn up in the Fails a few times. This article recommends that you ditch your toothpaste and brush with soap. The evidence? Some smart guy told him […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

30 January 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Here’s your Fails and Wins in the media this week. A Fighting Spirit Won’t Save Your Life Anna sent in this Win. We often hear that positive thinking can help people recover from disease or injury faster. But there is no evidence that optimism helps at all. This story presents a quick history […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

24 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans.  I hope that many of you were able to attend a SkeptiCamp event yesterday. We had a blast in Vancouver, expect a blog post very soon! Now, it would seem that not everyone loves Lolcats as much as me, so this week I’ll change things up a bit. Should we question the fluoridation […]

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Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

Skeptic Fails and Wins this Week

14 March 2010 by Melany Hamill

Scott saw this disappointing article about Andrew Wakefield. The article completely glosses Wakefield’s many ethical infractions and defends him as a victim of a “big pharma” smear campaign. Wakefield’s defenders all have a short memory. They fail to remember that he himself worked for “big pharma” and patented his own measles vaccine that he intended […]

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