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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

12 December 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. Vancouver is enjoying a break from the cold, and things are back to the rainy norm. I hope the rest of you are staying warm. Here are the Fails and Wins this week. Canadians need way to report Wi-Fi concerns, says committee report David sent in this Fail from the Vancouver Sun. A […]

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Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part II

Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part II

08 December 2010 by Michael Kruse

*Update: See Michael Shermer and Bernard Leikind’s post in eSkeptic this week. They are responding to the boat-load of email they received about their articles in Scientific American and Skeptic magazine concerning the lack of evidence to cancer to cell phone use.* On Monday, we published the first half of a critique of a new book by […]

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Devra Davis: Disconnected from Science: Part I

06 December 2010 by Michael Kruse

Over the past several months, Skeptic North has been publishing various critiques of the movement to ban WiFi and limit microwave radiation in the 2.4 GHz range used in cellular telecommunications.  Despite the continued insistence by this fractious bunch that our children (and even our rose bushes) are in danger, they have failed to offer convincing evidence […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

28 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hi Skeptifans. I can’t believe December is almost here! 2010 will be over in a flash. Thanks for all of your support this past year. Gynecologists debunk hormone therapy scare David found this win in the Vancouver Sun. This article on hormone therapy to treat the symptoms of menopause gets down to the facts. There […]

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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

21 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello skeptifans.  The snow has finally come to my fair city, so I will be hibernating for the next few months.  But, I managed to crawl out of bed to bring you your Fails and Wins this week. Science still can’t explain the colour red Art sent in this article from the Globe and Mail. […]

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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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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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Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

07 November 2010 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans. I hope you all remembered to change your clocks.  That is, if you have any of those old fashioned clocks that don’t change themselves.  Or if you live in Saskatchewan, and don’t ever have to change your clocks.  Or if you are like me and too lazy to change the microwave clock and […]

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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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Canada Speaks: This Week in Skepticism

26 August 2010 by Scott Gavura

It’s Thursday, and time for your weekly update of Canadian skeptical podcasts and radio shows. Skeptically Speaking Last week was Part 2 of a special on transhumanism featuring George Dvorsky, of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and science blogger Greg Fish. Speaking Up featured Joey Haban of newly-nerfed.net on the myths and misunderstandings […]

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