All Posts Tagged With "WiFi"

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Cell Phones and WiFi and Cancer, Oh My…

01 June 2011 by Michael Kruse

Since my last entry on WiFi was a lightning rod for the fringe, I decided I would provide a bit of a rebuttal and an update on the challenges to the public sector on the provision of WiFi and cell phone towers.  Below are many of the charges levied agains cell phones and their infrastructure, […]

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Posted in Health, Skepticism25 Comments

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New Study Shows EMF Effect On Brain – So What?

26 February 2011 by Michael Kruse

In the past 6 months, Skeptic North has run several articles about WiFi, cell phones and the purported health effects that radio-frequency electro-magnetic fields (RF-EMF) may or may not have on the brain and body.  Despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary, the controversy remains to be a popular story in the media, perhaps because of the […]

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Posted in Health, Skepticism30 Comments

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Libel Chill and Me

25 February 2011 by Steve Thoms

Long time readers may have noticed that I’ve not poked my head around to offer any significant posts in a while.  In fact, the last article of any noteworthy length and substance was on Oct 29 (aside from a recent post on my own blog, which was actually written after this post was).  An embarrassing […]

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Posted in Critical Thinking, Ontario19 Comments

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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Posted in Critical Thinking, Pseudoscience, Skepticism76 Comments

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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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Posted in Critical Thinking, Pseudoscience, Skepticism5 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

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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Further down the WiFi Rabbit Hole I Go!

26 August 2010 by Steve Thoms

This is going to be a long post, folks.  But I promise you, it’s worth it. Last week I wrote a post about the WiFi manufactroversey going on in my home county of Simcoe.  As a quick reminder:  An ad-hoc parents committee was formed to petition the Simcoe County School Board for the removal of […]

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Posted in Canada, Critical Thinking, Logic and Fallacies, Ontario, Skepticism72 Comments

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Ontario’s Wi-Fi Phobia

17 August 2010 by Steve Thoms

*update: 08/26, 20:15 EST* Unbeknownst to me when I wrote this, a part 2 to this post would later need to be made.  The linkages in this story go pretty deep.  Click here for the new post. Despite my old stomping grounds AND my old University being directly involved, I was going to steer clear […]

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Posted in Cognition, Health, Health Policy, Logic and Fallacies, Ontario, Skepticism23 Comments