All Posts Tagged With "Toronto"


Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

29 May 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Were any of you hoopy froods celebrating Towel Day last week? My attempts at mixing a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster were not very successful. How Your Cell Phone Is Killing Bees And Starving The Planet My cellphone is starving the planet! That sounds serious! This story appeared on several news sites citing a […]

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Whole Life Expo: One Blogger’s Account

Whole Life Expo: One Blogger’s Account

29 November 2010 by Steve Thoms

Okay, the title is a bit misleading, as the impetus of this post is to re-direct you to my own blog post on the subject. Our experience at the Whole Life Expo was deeply concerning, and despite the tone of welcoming in the comments section of a previous Skeptic North post, the reality was far […]

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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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A Bed Bug

All About Bed Bugs

03 September 2010 by Chris Hebbern

The bed bug resurgence Bed bugs, Cimex lectularius, have been infesting human habitations for thousands of years. About the size of an apple seed, the bugs can hide in electronics, such as radios, in drawers, in and under furniture, behind baseboards, under loose wallpaper, behind paintings and posters, in small cracks and in the curtains. They […]

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Posted in Canada, Critical Thinking, Health, Logic and Fallacies, Media, Medical Conditions, Ontario, Probability and Statistics, Science, Skepticism12 Comments


Toronto, Moon people, and the G20 walk into a Bar…

23 June 2010 by Steve Thoms

In case you haven’t noticed, the G20 and G8 summits are about to be held in Toronto and Huntsville. It’s the big event of the year for Ontario: Think of it as being sort of like Vancouver’s Olympics, but with less half-pipes and more black helicopters. In a mad-dash for news, any news that might […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Media, Ontario, Pseudoscience6 Comments

Making the Streets Safer Through Math

01 June 2010 by Erik Davis

It was a tragic death, sweetened only by an act of parental love and the knowledge that it could have been worse.  On January 12th, Marites Mendoza was struck and killed by an 83-year old driver who ran a red light, pushing her stroller out of the way just in time to save her 12 […]

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Posted in Canada, Cognition, Critical Thinking, Health, Media, Ontario, Probability and Statistics, Skepticism1 Comment