Anti-Harassment Policy

Before attending a Winnipeg Skeptics event, we recommend that you take the time to review our Community Guidelines and our Anti-Harassment Policy. The Winnipeg Skeptics is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or belief in homeopathy (yes, even homeopathy). We do … Continue reading Anti-Harassment Policy

Episode 20: How Rationalists Approach Death, Part 1

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

THIS is why we need women in skepticism!

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!

Come at me, Boiron!

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!

Integrative and allopathic medicine: a skeptical medical student’s rant

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

In Which the Universe Revolves Around Robert Sungenis – Part 1

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

Winnipeg Skeptics Overdose on Nonsense

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