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Some recent blog posts about bias and hypocrisy have got me thinking about how the heck we know stuff. How the heck do we know stuff? What counts as justification for our beliefs. And why are we wrong so often? These are questions that get me riled. They always have...

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The Robert Dziekanski case

The officers failed to properly assess and respond to the situation effectively. Then they used too much force. Then they failed to administer CPR. Then the officers lied. Then their superiors and media relations officers lied...

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Russ Campbell, Tim Ball and climate change (I mean global warming)

Media coverage of global warming, ahem, has been divisive. If you are a busy person trying to understand global warming, you might get a little confused by reading the National Post, the Calgary Herald, or Russ Campbell's blog. It's partly because of the lack of critical discourse about many self-proclaimed climate experts' credentials...

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Good video: probably a good book

Wow, there is footage in here of wolverines doing somersaults. Who knew? I've never seen a wolverine. I would love to be involved in making this kind of promotional video! Looks like a solid book. The Wolverine Way - by…

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WD My Book® Studio™

Having purchased the one Terabyte external hard drive to back up my data, I made the mistake of letting it sit on my shelf for two weeks before actually trying to use it. It's the WD My Book® Studio™. The…

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Advertisers make good advocates

The Age of Persuasion is a CBC radio show that I've always enjoyed.[1. Here's a link to a live stream of an episode on the branding and rebranding of sharks and other things.] Terry O'Reilly is the host and has…

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The meanings of ‘animal’

Years ago I heard David Suzuki speak in Halifax. He was on book tour for his, then recent publication, The Sacred Balance. He told many stories that night and he spoke for several hours about the fundamental connectedness of life.…

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Wilderness and the imagination

Jenny Kingsley is a good friend of mine. And she has just fulfilled an important requirement in her Masters of Fine Arts: she just defended her thesis. It's not a thesis like the sort we often think of when we…

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The Olympics versus Tiger Woods

Ages ago I wrote about how the brand of the Olympics is a safer investment than investing in a single athlete or even an entire team. Since I wrote that, a particularly high profile athlete has had a massive brand…

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Good research and racist comments

The study that inspired the racist comments, and this post, is interesting because it helps folks who have a hard time seeing racism understand that it's rampant in Canadian culture. The researchers sent off over 6000 resumes to potential employers…

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Slideshows… about social media

These slideshows are from slideshare.net which seems like it might be a really handy service. Wow, there are a lot of slideshows on social media trends. Here's just three: 16 Social Media Trends for 2010 by Agent Wildfire View more…

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Worst bio page ever… ever.

Many of us hate writing our own bio pages. And here is a good example of what can go wrong if you write your own. I'm not providing the text here because I sincerely hope he deletes it and starts…

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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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Something is happening

I’m an admirer of the minds behind GeoMemes, and I was visiting their site recently and noticed that they had embedded the advertisement below. It's not something I would expect to find on the home page of their website. But…

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Random ideas about Rex Murphy

The thing about Rex Murphy that troubles me is the way he calls his show "Cross-Country Checkup" but whenever I find myself listening I hear a representative from The Conference Board of Canada or the Fraser Institute. These guys (they…

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