Questions for Michael Shermer

I've been a big fan of Skeptic Magazine for many years. And I am a big fan of science. My thesis was about, in part, science and the philosophy of science. I have some science training and I have some…

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Stephen Harper: election 41

Yes, this poster is inspired by the commissioned work of Shepard Fairey. It's a reflection of my hopes and interests this election. By all means, if you're interested, download, share, copy and reprint this work. The original photo that it's based on is by Reimy Steinegger. For another poster in a similar vein, check out Bob Preston.

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Harper’s Conservatives on coalitions

Harper's Conservatives, and the business media that share their interest, have been very negative about national coalitions. My understanding is that half of Canadians favour them. That's many more Canadians than favour the Conservatives. And Harper has been somewhat duplicitous about his own interest in them...

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More reflections on the G20 and Canada Day

It’s mid evening of July 1st, 2010, and I’m just reflecting on my many ambivalent feelings about Canada day. Today, when I reflect on what Canada means, I can’t help but think of police, patriarchy, Harper, poverty, white supremacy, Christian…

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Freedom of scientific speech

One problem I have with so many conservatives and libertarians is their attachment to their untested (and often inconsistent) theories and ideas. To be fair, we're all probably a little challenged by science and research that refutes our own beliefs.…

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Making Tim Ball

This is a story about one of my moments of glory. Some of you know that some years ago I was fundraising for Greenpeace. One particularly cold winter day, I engaged a passerby in a conversation about global warming. The…

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Fossil awards for Harper-Prentice Government

Jim Prentice and the Harper Government have earned Canada several Fossil Awards for the positions they have been putting forward in negotiations at Copenhagen. Actually, we're currently leading the scoreboard for total points. Hell. We took first place and second…

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Bumper stickers

Bumper stickers and car magnets are an interesting window into human identities and human values. Generally people aren't paid to put these kinds of things on their vehicles so we know they're authentic. And in our culture, a car or…

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David Suzuki says call PM

David Suzuki says call prime minister Stephen Harper and tell him that Canada needs to show a willingness to cooperate in Copenhagen. And he also says we should record our phone calls on video and then post them to the…

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Moms against climate change

http://www.takeactiononclimatechange.com/ This is a good ad. Found it because I'm a Tyee fan. If you have children under 17, you can upload photos of them to the Mom's Against Climate Change site and they'll project images of your kids onto…

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