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Episode 20: How Rationalists Approach Death, Part 1 In this episode of Life, the Universe & Everything Else, Mark Forkheim discusses life, death, and immortality with Gem Newman, Robert Shindler, and Greg Christensen. Life, the Universe & Everything Else is a program promoting secular humanism and scientific skepticism presented by the Winnipeg Skeptics and the … Continue reading Episode 20: How Rationalists Approach Death, Part 1
Cross-posted from Startled Disbelief. Pseudoscience has teamed up with erectile dysfunction to wipe several species of rhinoceros off the face of the earth. From the Telegraph: The International Union for Conservation of Nature, which publishes an annual ‘red list’ of endangered species, said the Western Black Rhino could soon be joined by the Northern White … Continue reading Potent Nonsense
I have 4 kids, they are all under 10 years old, so when there is an infectious health issue like a cold or flu it tends to spread amongst the whole household like we are living in a putrid petri dish; it’s best to avoid any of us during those occasions. Recently one of those episodes saw me … Continue reading WARNING! This is NOT medicine.
This is cross-posted from Subspecies. There is a lot of post-Elevatorgate buzz about women in skepticism, including the announcement of a conference to specifically deal with women in secularism, more specifically the lack thereof. A lot of people who think that this is a non-issue have said that women (and other minorities in skepticism) will … Continue reading THIS is why we need women in skepticism!
Cross-posted from Startled Disbelief. Multinational homeopathic giant Boiron is threatening to sue an Italian blogger for publicly stating that their flagship “remedy”, Oscillococcinum, contains no active ingredient. In a recent statement entitled Boiron, Please Sue Us, the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI) invite the company to pick on someone … Continue reading Come at me, Boiron!
This article is cross-posted from Subspecies, where Flora is a co-author. It’s no mystery that I am not a fan of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine), and not because I’m a Big Pharma Shill or been brainwashed by exhaustive campaigns by evil corporations. It’s not that I hate herbs, hate Chinese people, and hate things that … Continue reading Integrative and allopathic medicine: a skeptical medical student’s rant
Cross-posted from Startled Disbelief. There are several newsitems (major and minor) that have cropped up over the last few months that I’ve been meaning to blog about, but have simply slipped through the cracks. As you may have heard, I’m helping Scott Carnegie produce a film about nonbelievers that is scheduled to debut at the … Continue reading Skeptical News Roundup!
The following is a guest post from Flora, who can be found alongside Jusarious at the Subspecies blog. She recently attended a presentation by Mr. Robert Sungenis, a Catholic geocentrist, and was kind enough to share her thoughts. This entry is cross-posted from Subspecies. On March 29, 2011, Dr. Robert Sungenis descended on the puddled … Continue reading In Which the Universe Revolves Around Robert Sungenis – Part 1
The 10:23 Campaign took place this weekend, with events in seven Canadian cities and on every continent worldwide—and I mean every continent: I’m told that there was even participation at one of the Antarctic research stations! [Edit: Here’s the link!] In Winnipeg, we had a modest turnout of ten skeptics; we had a few cancellations … Continue reading Winnipeg Skeptics Overdose on Nonsense