Enlightning Bolts – 10.31.2010

Happy Halloween everyone! Here are some links to things I’ve been wanting to blog about but haven’t found the time.

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The local skeptics group had their first SkeptiCamp. I didn’t make it out but they’re posting videos of their talks on the Winnipeg Skeptics Blog. There are three so far and I believe more to come.

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This Church has a built-in dinosaur – and I don’t mean the Ken Hamm sadle-wearing kind.

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Here‘s the blog of the 15-year-old Rhys Morgan, who is suffering from Crohn’s disease, and it bravely (and effectively) fighting against quacks who are selling bleach (BLEACH!!!) to Crohn’s sufferers and claiming that it’s a miracle cure.

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This guy saved another man’s life using physics. Science!

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Old Weather is a cool citizen science project that allows you help transcribe WWI-era ships’ weather observations to help build climate models.

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And, just because, here are some pictures of the recent snowfall here and the pumpkins I carved:

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4 Responses to “Enlightning Bolts – 10.31.2010”


  1. 1 Mrs. Chili October 31, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Your pumpkins are AWESOME!

    It snowed where you are? Honey, I’m so sorry! I’m just not ready for snow…

  2. 2 EnlightningLinZ October 31, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Yup it snowed but it melted by the afternoon that day…it won’t start sticking around for another couple of weeks or so. That’s Winnipeg!

  3. 3 The Pick Man November 1, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Thanks very much for your link to the Winnipeg Skeptics I found Arthur Schafer’s talk an inspiration. And, I liked the way in which, at the end, he included ‘criticisms’ when asking for, “comments, questions and criticisms’. The whole thing, including speaker and audience, was a great exercise in clear thinking.

    Snow already! Although, here in mid-Wales, we are a couple of degrees north of you in Winnipeg the chances of us getting more than a day or two of snow during the Winter are slight.

  4. 4 kevinbbg November 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    “Here‘s the blog of the 15-year-old Rhys Morgan, who is suffering from Crohn’s disease, and it bravely (and effectively) fighting against quacks who are selling bleach (BLEACH!!!) to Crohn’s sufferers and claiming that it’s a miracle cure.”

    The snake oil salesmen will do anything for a buck.


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