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Tips for Better Thinking: Anecdotes Are Not Reliable

20 Jan 2021

There is a popular saying in the skeptical community: the plural of anecdote is not data. The clever putdown is meant to remind the person you are speaking to that no matter how many people swear...

Aristotle: The First Real Scientist

17 Apr 2018

What an amazing man Aristotle was! He lived in the third century BC yet he was so influential that his ideas dominated western scientific thought for almost two thousand years. This is especially...

Meet Science Mom, Alison Bernstein

1 Mar 2018

Rewind to July 2013: Picture your typical elementary school cafeteria with rows of uncomfortable plastic chairs filled with nervous parents of soon-to-be kindergartners....

Science and Skepticism: Critiquing Bad Research in an Anti-Science Era

19Mar201813:00
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SpeakersF3450 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E5, CA/ossCategory: Biomedical Ethics Unit Public outreach Public lectures Faculty of Science Office for Science and Society

Not all facts are created equal

20 Mar 2017

I often ask myself questions. “Is that a fact?” is perhaps the one that crops up most frequently. That’s because no day goes by without someone soliciting my opinion about an item they have come...

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