I've had it - I've just had it.
The skeptical community has always had its ups and downs, but of late, many corners of the skeptical community have turned taking offense into an art form.
One phrase that is often lauded by skeptics, including me, is… more »
In a wonderful (cough) thread talking about cancer prevention and why-is-there-so-little-focus-on-that which turned into a thread of big paranoid ranters versus skeptical rebutters, there was a comment that caught my eye that just gave me a chuckle:… more »
This bill has been causing some stir in Alberta.
Essentially, the bill modifies the Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act RSA-2000 cH-14 here with modifications that, for the most part, add sexual orientation to these protected categories:… more »
The phrase "it's only a theory" is bandied about in some circles these days, but it's inappropriate when it comes to talking about a scientific capital-T Theory, in particular one whose sesquicentennial takes place this year.
Cries of "prove it" and… more »
In this, the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Charles Darwin, some people feel obliged to weigh in on the subjects of Darwin, or evolution, or what have you, and show themselves to be right twits in the process.
Take a look at Christopher… more »
Tim McLean, the victim in the horrible stabbing/beheading incident on Greyhound, was being targeted by the clan at the odious Westboro Baptist Church of "God Hates Fags" fame as a protest site against Canada in general that the grisly murder was an act… more »
I have a small passel of graphology books. They were fun, especially when I was younger and wanted to see whether my peculiarities of handwriting were "good" or "bad", and was indeed happy with the bevy of "good" signs.
Revisiting the craft, though,… more »
I took a half-day holiday to go to the Calgary Zoo with my wife, my baby and some friends.
At the gate, when I presented our three membership cards, I and I alone was hit with my card 'coming up with an error'. Apparently, when the zoo switched its… more »
I just had to blog about high-frequency young-person annoyance devices, didn't I?
Just this past week, Calgary Transit has been piping in a rising and falling very high pitch tone at McKnight station...
It's pretty much constant,… more »
I've been a little preoccupied answering and posing questions over on the Expelled! blog. It's a blog related to the upcoming movie, Expelled!, which purports to show how "mean Big Science" is "unfairly oppressing" "noble truth-seeking Intelligent… more »
Adam was wondering about my 17.4 kHz comment...
What it relates to is that there's a device in Britain which uses high frequencies to annoy teenagers away from the premises:
A controversial weapon in the war against antisocial behaviour should be… more »
I doubt that I would see eye to eye with Ezra Levant on many things. The Reform Party is pretty antithetical to my views, and even within the Reform Party context, I thought Preston Manning was a gentleman, and Stockwell Day, whom Ezra supported, was a… more »
If discoveries with the advance of time have taught us anything, it's that despite how special humans are, we have been removed from occupying front and center stage of the entire universe. The corollary of this is that if you look into the universe and… more »
Online IQ tests are ever so much fun, especially when you do well in them, especially after someone issues a challenge. Such was the case with the popular IQ Test on Facebook.
Nevertheless, there was one question I didn't like - I've taken many such… more »