Anti-Oxidants, Miracle Diets, and the Magic of Yoga: How to Be Fit and Healthy According to Science
Pseudoscience / Science Criticism / Science Education

Anti-Oxidants, Miracle Diets, and the Magic of Yoga: How to Be Fit and Healthy According to Science

As you may or may not know, I host a monthly podcast, Within Reason, with a fellow Montreal-based skeptic, Andrew Cody. This month, on Within Reason, your monthly rational podcast on contentious issues, we tackle the pernicious myths surrounding the fitness industry. Can you lose weight permanently? Do you deserve an after-run muffin and latte? … Continue reading

Need Rescuing from Wishful Thinking? Try the Within Reason Podcast on for Size
Pseudoscience / Science Criticism / Science Education

Need Rescuing from Wishful Thinking? Try the Within Reason Podcast on for Size

(A little bit of cross-promotion. If you like my writing, you may also enjoy my voice) MONTREAL, Canada – November 18, 2013 – We all know that ghosts are real, homeopathy works, and the Judeo-Christian god created the whole universe in six days and rested on the seventh despite his omnipotence. Why do we know … Continue reading

Pseudoscience

Follow-Up: $18,000 Given over to Quantum Fraud

As a follow-up to my recent diatribe against “quantum” pseudoscience, here’s a shocking bit of news, reported by the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe podcast: Over $18,000 have been raised on Indiegogo to fund James Robitaille’s project to build a perpetual motion machine. “[…] our designs use high voltage/low current construction, which gives us a … Continue reading

Science Criticism

Listen: Patients Telling Doctors What to Do

Another great episode of the CBC’s White Coat, Black Art, in which Dr. Brian Goldman is invited to Ontario’s Kingston General Hospital to be shown how they went from zeroes to heroes. Their solution? Vocal patients sitting on boards and hospital committees, denouncing problems, and suggesting solutions. White Coat, Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman … Continue reading