All Posts Tagged With "SkeptiCamp"

Science and Media: A Love Story

Science and Media: A Love Story

08 December 2011 by Richelle McCullough

Over the course of my graduate degree, I slowly became more and more aware of the bad information in the media about science, ultimately leading to my interest in the skeptical movement. When I decided to a talk at Skepticamp Winnipeg 2011, I realized that I needed to address the way science exists in the […]

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Being Right is Not Enough

Being Right is Not Enough

08 November 2010 by Jeff Orchard

Perhaps you’ve experienced this… you’re talking to someone who believes in ESP, or homeopathy, or some other irrational woo. You lay out a logical argument, complete with evidence, that deconstructs their belief and exposes it to be irrational and unscientific. Then your friend says, “You’re right, I was wrong. Thanks for showing me the error […]

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Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

Vancouver SkeptiCamp: Celebrate critical thinking on the coast

15 October 2010 by Melany Hamill

Toronto and Winnipeg are not the only cities to be holding SkeptiCamps this October. Vancouver will also be hosting our fourth SkeptiCamp event on the 23rd. We still have space, so register now!  You can help promote our event by sharing our webpage, or putting up some posters. We still have some room for speakers, […]

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Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

Skepticamp Winnipeg: Hot Ideas in a Cold Setting

14 October 2010 by Erik Davis

With Skepticamp Winnipeg just around the corner, we asked Gem Newman of the Winnipeg Skeptics and Donna Harris of the Humanist Association of Manitoba to provide a preview of what the day will bring: The Winnipeg Skeptics is holding Manitoba’s first SkeptiCamp event on 23 October 2010. The event is free and open to the […]

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Torontonians: Register for Skepticamp NOW!

Torontonians: Register for Skepticamp NOW!

12 October 2010 by Erik Davis

Saturday, October 23rd is approaching, and with it four — count ‘em — four Canadian Skepticamps, to be held in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Toronto.  It’s an unprecedented phenomenon, etched in the heavens and foretold by Nostradamus. For those whose dowsing rods point toward the acknowledged centre of the universe, I wanted to provide a […]

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Save the Date for SkeptiCamp 10-23

Save the Date for SkeptiCamp 10-23

30 August 2010 by Melany Hamill

October 23rd is a hot date in Canadian skepticism so mark your calendars.  Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg will all be hosting SkeptiCamp events! SkeptiCamps are informal “unconferences” where skeptics get together to present topics that interest them.  Originally started in Colorado, the idea spread and these events have been popping up all over Canada. If […]

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The Amaz!ng Meeting 8 Was Great Eh?

13 July 2010 by Jonathan Abrams

Over the past week I saw two incredible sights, the first was the Grand Canyon (pictures don’t do it justice) and the second was a gathering of over 1300 skeptics in a Las Vegas hotel. (Or was that three?) For the past 8 years the James Randi Educational Foundation (aka the JREF)  has hosted a […]

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