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    Naturopath and Tu Quoque

    by  • 11/27/2009 • health • 0 Comments

    “A tu quoque argument attempts to discredit the opponent’s position by asserting his failure to act consistently in accordance with that position; it attempts to show that a criticism or objection applies equally to the person making it. It is considered an ad hominem argument, since it focuses on the party itself, rather than its […]

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    I Give Dr. Jay Gordon a Better Metaphor

    by  • 9/19/2009 • health • 5 Comments

    I mentioned this last night at the Skeptics In The Pub session, but couldn’t recall the specifics of the exchange. If you’re new, I’m @xinit0 on twitter. I’ve edited the twitter postings below slightly to make them read in English where appropriate, and linked to the original posts on Twitter. Me: Oh dear. Leslie Winkle […]

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    Whole Nuts

    by  • 8/21/2009 • health • 0 Comments

    I haven’t really said much on the Whole Foods CEO’s so-called health care reform suggestions. He basically claims on his blog that the editorial staff at the New York Times took it upon themselves to make him look bad. He posted the full, uncut, unedited, uncensored, version to his blog, and it… looks identical. The […]

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    Burning my hand was bad enough

    by  • 3/4/2009 • health, humor • 0 Comments

    This isn’t my story, the following descriptive piece is from F*** My Life: Today, I was baking cookies. When I took the tray out of the oven I closed the door, but it bounced back open and hit me in the back of the knees. That caused me to sit down on the hot oven […]

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    Facebook is to cancer as Twitter is to hangnails

    by  • 2/19/2009 • health, science • 0 Comments

    How using Facebook could raise your risk of cancer. Facebookinoma? The Daily Mail writes up Facebook as the death of modern man, and points to Dr. Aric Sigman as the oracle of DOOM! Tomorrow, the Daily Mail will have a followup on how They are keeping homeopathic cancer cures from us. Social networking sites such […]

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    A bit about health care – A DRAFT

    by  • 10/18/2008 • health, life • 0 Comments

    What follows is an early draft of an essay I’ve been poking at. The aim in this isn’t to claim that there aren’t problems in the Canadian health care system, but to dispel some of the bogus charges leveled at the system both from within Canada and from without. I need to add a handful […]

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    More expenses

    by  • 8/16/2008 • health • 0 Comments

    Well, looks like I’m going to need a root canal at worst, and a bit of a patch job at best. I sent the following to Starbucks customer service email line. I’ve been meaning to tell them how poor the selection of foods are compared to anywhere of their non-Maritimes locations, and what better time […]

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    A Tale of One of Two Scars

    by  • 5/20/2008 • health, work • 0 Comments

    There are only two scars on my body that really have anything near a story to tell. There’s one I received as an adult and one that I received as a child; only the one from my youth could be used as a means of identifying my corpse should things come to that. This is […]

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    Healing The Natural Way

    by  • 5/7/2008 • health, science, skeptic • 0 Comments

    I was having a discussion about the latest proposed changes to the food and drug act in Canada (Bill C-51), and I mentioned something disparaging about the people making the claims that Big Pharma was raping someone’s saintly, virginal grandmother for growing her own herbs in her garden. I think I might have suggested that […]

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