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A Woman’s Room Online – Virulence as Art

Anyone who thinks about it at all knows that women are a long way from achieving equality in our world. In some Islamic cultures, they are still considered property, in the many Christian sects, including the Roman Catholics, the Mormons, and numerous … Continue reading

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On Being pedantic

I am often (rightly) accused of being pedantic. It’s something I try to twist into humour with varying degrees of success. However, it is something I will talk about.

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UFO? No it’s something better

Yesterday, an odd shape appeared in the sky over Leamington Spa near Warwick, England. Weather experts have been baffled by a black ring which appeared in the sky above Leamington Spa on Friday evening. Schoolgirl Georgina Heap was playing tennis … Continue reading

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Chemical Free and Organic

For people who never paid any attention in chemistry class, if indeed they ever attended any.   It’s all fucking chemicals, and organic has a real meaning, perhaps just not just the one you think.

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Bad Science Watch on EMF Sensitivity

Bad Science Watch (BSW) is a group of volunteers who believe that the lives of Canadians can best be protected and improved by countering bad and fake science. (in the interests of full disclosure, I am one of those volunteers). Although … Continue reading

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Ragnarök

The world ends again tomorrow—this time in Viking fashion. Ragnarök has arrived  a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), the occurrence of various … Continue reading

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Mary’s Latest Appearance

Jesus and his mother Mary have appeared on a wide variety of objects including grilled cheese sandwiches , doors, rocks, chocolate bars, and pierogis. The latest in this long list of images is a tree stump is treestump Mary in Rathkeale, … Continue reading

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Enlarge your penis, or enjoy the one you have

We all get the emails for penis enlargement, even those of us without penises. I’ve never looked into them before, I just assumed they were all ridiculous, and perhaps even harmful. The most common in the ads are pills: Maybe … Continue reading

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Dueling Theories of Exorcism

Last summer, I wrote about Bob Larson who runs a private school for exorcists as well as performing personal and Skype based exorcisms. However, he has his critics, and not just from the skeptical crowd. “They just can’t be done … Continue reading

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Séralini Paper Retracted – GMOs do not cause cancer in Rats

Just a year ago  a paper by Gilles-Eric Séralini published in the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology, Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize created a stir in the anti-GMO community. It was … Continue reading

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