Posts Tagged 'Winnipeg Skeptics'

Postitive Thinking – December’s Skeptical Topic

Every month I (and anyone else who wants to join me) will be exploring one topic that’s commonly looked at by skeptics, to try to get a good feel for it. I/we’ll be looking at the arguments for and against the subject, reading blogs or listening to podcasts to do with both sides of the issue, and trying to gain an understanding of what science says on the topic.

In mid-November I posted a poll asking what the first subject should be and the winner was positive thinking, so all throughout December I’ll be getting better acquainted with the idea that by thinking positively you can improve your life, heal yourself, and attract good fortune. Of course I’ll also be blogging about it!

If anyone has any suggestions for resources I’d love to hear them!

So far, Gem Newman of Startled Disbelief has agreed to join me. If anyone else would like to join us let me know and I’ll link to your blog. By the way, the Winnipeg Free Press did a fantastic piece on Gem and the Winnipeg Skeptics in today’s paper. It’s rare to see a skeptical group written about so fairly and accurately, I love it!

The Winnipeg Skeptics

Hey everyone! Just a quick announcement to say that I’m now contributing to the Winnipeg Skeptics blog!

 That logo’s inspired by the sign for a notorious intersection in Winnipeg known as Confusion Corner. I once ran out of gas in that intersection, that was fun…oh also my family got slammed into by a drunk driver about a block away from there…oh yeah and one time somebody ran a red light and almost crashed into our car there. Oh! And one time a plane crashed there…but that was more due to the cold tempuratures than the confusion of the corner. Fun times in Winnipeg!

Go check out the blog! I’ll mostly by cross-posting from here, but there are a bunch of other contributors over there with unique perspectives.

I Have Company!

Gem Newman, a fellow Winnipeg skeptical blogger and organizer of the Winnipeg Skeptics over at Startled Disbelief, has agreed to join me in covering a skeptical topic every month!

Welcome to the masochistic club Gem!

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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