• science

    Paul Offitt on Vaccines

    by  • 9/4/2013 • science • 0 Comments

    A free course from Paul Offit from the University of Pennsylvania, presented through Coursera. I haven’t looked very deeply into the course’s discussion forums, but so far I haven’t seen any obvious anti-science trolls yet. Sign up for the course, if you’re interested.

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    Truthers, Anti-Vaxxers and Quacks! Oh my!

    by  • 11/2/2010 • science • 1 Comment

    I’ve tried to avoid responding to the claims this guy is making on a friend’s facebook wall, but this guy (not my friend) is saying the nuttiest things. I’m not sharing the names of the Kook, or where you can find this, but I wanted to share the content to this point. I really think […]

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    Skeptical Dog Sniffs Around Colonics

    by  • 10/20/2009 • science • 1 Comment

    I wrote this for Skeptical Dog, and I’m re-posting it here on my regular site. Eye Weekly’s Semi-Weekly Load of Crazy Eye Weekly is one of Toronto’s free weekly newspapers, and their editorial policy seems to be on par with the Huffington Post when it comes to issues of health. Damian has told readers “Don’t […]

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    Richard Dawkins in Toronto

    by  • 9/29/2009 • atheism, science • 0 Comments

    We’ve only recently returned from the Richard Dawkins on the University of Toronto Campus. Had my phone still had battery charge remaining, I would have likely typed all this up while in the restaurant waiting for our meal afterward. Thanks to CFI Ontario for the last minute tickets to the talk; I now have a […]

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    What science is good for

    by  • 3/28/2009 • science • 0 Comments

    I have downloaded a bunch of the lectures from iTunes U, and I’m listening to them as I do some scanning and image editing today. I can’t say I understood much of the lecture “How Did Life Start? Clues from Chemistry” ( iTunes) by Richard Zare, but it was well presented and he does like […]

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    Playing with words

    by  • 3/15/2009 • science • 0 Comments

    I watch a number of Wikipedia pages that I classify as pseudoscience, among them pages related to homeopathy, energy healing, crypto-zoology, naturopathy, etc. I really try to just keep things level and keep out semantic tricks like what one person has recently suggested on the discussion page for Reiki. There are two headings labeled “Scientific […]

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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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    Creation (2009)

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

    Paul Bettany and his wife, Jennifer Connelly, play Charles & Emma Darwin in Creation I share the concerns already stated at Pharyngula about this description of the film; that Annie’s ghost is metaphorical and not an attempt to insert woo woo into the story. I would imagine that this spirit is but the memory of […]

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    Tim Minchin sums it up well

    by  • 2/11/2009 • humor, science • 0 Comments

    I heard this little poem, Storm delivered by Tim Minchin a little while ago, and only after a small run-in with a homeopath today on facebook, did I remember to track this down. A Wandering Primate has transcribed it, and you can listen to the audio on Youtube; A small excerpt from aroudn the 5:30 […]

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    Correlation is not always causation

    by  • 2/8/2009 • science • 0 Comments

    Found the image above and the text below at NHS Blog Doc who is suggesting Ben should appear on Jeni’s program to fight the demons of stupidity. I took my child to Disney world and the next month he became autistic. I gave my child some choclate and the next month he became autistic I […]

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