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Skepticism is more than just doubt, it’s science!


Dr. Steven Novella, host of the podcast The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe says the notion that the term “skeptic” applies to someone who doesn't believe in anything is “a marketing problem,” and that it's important to understand the difference between scientific and philosophical skepticism.

Look before you leap


An overwhelming 84 per cent of Saskatchewan citizens oppose a nuclear reactor in Saskatchewan. So why is the government still pushing nuclear?

Remembrance Day deserves solemn observance


The biggest qualm some people have with Remembrance Day is that the holiday subtly glorifies war. However, Remembrance Day should never endorse partying either and it didn't take me my moment of silence to figure that out.

Fair wages are a universal issue


Do you work for minimum wage? It doesn't seem totally fair, does it? You work the shitty hours, deal with shitty people and get a shitty wage. Yet, it could be much worse.

Learn another language


It was a time when a lot of parents were skeptical about the benefits of having children learn second languages. Luckily, I had parents who enrolled my sisters and me in this program from the wee age of five.

Vaccines came too late


The H1N1 flu virus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in June yet the H1N1 vaccine did not become available in Canada until October. Alberta put a “first come, first served” sort of system into place.

We are all going to die


Despite the doom and gloom promoted by the media and virtually every public institution in the country, I have elected to abstain from receiving the (so far optional) H1N1 inoculation.

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