This is what I learned about Science Advocacy

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things Isaac Newton This is my first blog … Continue reading

Water you doing

Protecting kids from homeopathic stupidity, that’s what. Under the new policy, Health Canada will no longer approve any health claims for homeopathic cough, cold and flu products aimed at children unless they are backed by scientific evidence. The change will end the near-monopoly that homeopathic manufacturers have in marketing cough … Continue reading

Why I Am No Longer an Atheist

Guest post by BillyBob The word atheism is simplistic and confusing. Atheists get asked facile questions like “are you a hard or soft atheist?” or “how do you know atheism is accurate and correct?” and many variations of these questions. It is a waste of time answering that atheism is … Continue reading

Health Canada: Public Consultation Survey

On April 16, the Canadian Medical Association Journal published an article advising of an opportunity to inform government of “what information people want about drugs, how it should be available and who should provide it. The survey is open to anyone.” There is a survey which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete … Continue reading

The War on Easter as waged by Whole Foods in Ottawa

I’m not a big fan of Whole Foods (aka Whole Paycheque).  It has, quite reasonably, been called a “Temple of Pseudoscience“, for its consistent peddling of all kinds of woo.  They sell you everything you need to get the bad stuff out (with their assortment of intestinal cleanses), and then … Continue reading

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