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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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Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

10 December 2009 by Erik Davis

Today’s guest blog is Erik Davis’ followup to his post from Sunday. Part 1 was published on Sunday, December 6. Anyone interested in contributing to Skeptic North can email the editors, skepticnorth [at] gmail [dot] com. As we discussed in Part 1 of this article last Sunday, there’s a significant disconnect between the way the […]

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Fishing For Toxins (part 1 of 2)

06 December 2009 by Erik Davis

Today’s Guest Blog is a 2-parter brought to you by Erik Davis, and is titled, Fishing For Toxins. Part 2 will be published on Dec 10. One of the things that has continually struck me about the H1N1 debate is just how much of the dialogue has revolved around the presence of mercury in the […]

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