All Posts Tagged With "Magda Havas"

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

It’s Wifi Day!

It’s Wifi Day!

02 August 2011 by Erik Davis

While we’re hardly fans of numerology here at Skeptic North, 8-02-11 (aka Wifi Day) does come only once a century. And following Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May’s dubious pronouncements on its safety last week, we’d be remiss if we failed to take note. Wifi has been a frequent topic in these pages, especially in the last […]

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Posted in Canada, Health, Health Policy, Skepticism22 Comments

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2010 Skeptic North Awards!

07 December 2010 by Steve Thoms

We’re trying something new here at Skeptic North, and we want YOU, the readers to help us out! 2010 has been an interesting year of science and skepticism in Canada, and we thought that it would be fun to have a little bit of an award ceremony, but without the ceremony.  Or the actual award.  […]

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Posted in Canada, Events, Media, Skepticism8 Comments

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Levitt and Lai Peddling Discredited EMF Science

16 November 2010 by Michael Kruse

In an ongoing attempt to keep Canadian politicians informed about the true state of scientific evidence surrounding microwave radiation for communications, the kind used in cell phones and wireless networks, the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) at the Centre for Inquiry (CFI), Canada submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing […]

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Posted in Canada, Critical Thinking, Health, Skepticism131 Comments

Magda Havas’ New EHS Study Has Serious Flaws

09 November 2010 by Michael Kruse

Dr. Lorne Trottier, a CFI Science advisor and electronics engineer, and his colleaque Harvey Kofsky have graciously allowed Skeptic North to cross-post their recent appraisal of Magda Havas’ recently published study,  which purports heart rate effects from a domestic cordless telephone.  The following is a reprint from his website www.emfandhealth.com where a wealth of information […]

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Posted in Skepticism17 Comments

Putting the EMFasis Back on the Scientific Consenus

Putting the EMFasis Back on the Scientific Consenus

08 November 2010 by Erik Davis

By now, I’m sure most of you have caught Steve’s piece last week on the Ontario wifi debate.  It turned out to be quite the tempest in a teapot, driving about 10x the traffic of the average post on Skeptic North, and generating dozens of comments, including one from Rodney Palmer himself. One comment in […]

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Posted in Canada, Critical Thinking, Health, Health Policy, Logic and Fallacies, Media, Ontario, Skepticism13 Comments

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Rodney Palmer: When Pseudoscience and Narcissism Collide

29 October 2010 by Steve Thoms

This ridiculous farce of an invented controversy got way out of hand way too fast.  My apologies for sleeping on this one.  I thought that sanity would prevail, and everyone would surely see the perpetrators for the fools they are.  It seems that I over estimated the Canadian media’s ability to be dedicated to journalistic […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Canada, Cognition, Critical Thinking, Health, Logic and Fallacies, Media, Ontario, Pseudoscience271 Comments

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Skeptic Fails and Wins This Week

12 September 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans!  I’ve got a great roundup of up skeptical Fails and Wins sent in from across Canada. Dirty electricity is making us sick Gem from Winnipeg found this treasure in the Winnipeg Free Press.  Here’s how it starts: Are you feeling tired, suffer from sleepiness, depression, increased irritability, unexplained aches and pains, headaches, skin […]

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Posted in Skeptical Fails and Wins11 Comments