Category Archives: Skepticism

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. Advertisements

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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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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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Still around or Spirits in our material world

Self Proclaimed psychic Sylvia Browne has recently died, and the New York Times has a spot-on obituary for her. I am quite sure that she has many mourners, both within her family and among her many followers. However, in this … Continue reading

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Your Musical Personality

I have always had a great dislike of personality tests and the authors tendency to put us all into neat little boxes. Human beings are very complex and we tend to change our responses to interactions from day to day, … Continue reading

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Living by Statistics

Back in 2011, Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, stated that the Canadian government does not govern based upon statistics.  My post yesterday outlined how this government is working hard to ensure that there will … Continue reading

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The worst kind of fraud

I have a great dislike for those who prey on vulnerable people. Among the worst are those psychics who either give people false hope or dash those hopes. Amanda Berry, one of the women Cleveland kidnap victims who has recently … Continue reading

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Imaginary harms of windfarms

In many places, and we’ve certainly seen it here on PEI, there are some people who are convinced that wind turbines are harmful due to the impact of infrasound (extreme bass waves or vibrations, that have a frequency below the … Continue reading

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Video Games and Violence

Following the high profile Sandy Hook schools shooting, the discussion immediately turned to causes and preventative measures. One of the places blame was laid was at the feet of violent video games and movies. Is there anything to back up … Continue reading

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Surviving the Apocalypse

We all know that the world will end in a few weeks, once the Mayan calendar winds down. However, there is one place in the world where you can be safe from impending doom—Bugarach, France. Unfortunately, I have only heard … Continue reading

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