No Tolerance for Conversion
Pseudoscience

No Tolerance for Conversion

So, I’ve been experiencing gay thoughts for the past few months, but I’ve heard of this thing called “conversion therapy”. Does it really work? Can they make me straight again? “Conversion therapy”, also known as “reparative therapy”, does not work and is certainly not science. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association condemns treatments of the … Continue reading

Four “Facts” I Learned at the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium
Pseudoscience / Science Criticism / Science Education

Four “Facts” I Learned at the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium

The 2013 edition of the Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium is now over. It was quite the whirlwind for me (for reasons that will become clear in the coming weeks). I met some amazing people, learned a lot about common scientific misconceptions, and felt a certain relief at being surrounded by a large group of … Continue reading

Pseudoscience / Science Criticism / Science Education

Attend: Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium in Montreal

Every year, Lorne Trottier, McGill University alumnus and benefactor, in collaboration with Joe “Dr. Joe” Schwarcz‘s Office for Science and Society, organizes a fantastic, two-night symposium with stellar guest speakers who come to talk to the public on topics pertaining to pseudoscience, scientific research, health care, etc., essentially blowing away the fog of misinformation on … Continue reading