Category Archives: Debunking

The Kony 2012 thing

I hate when that happens. You may have heard about Kony 2012. a very, very well publicized campaign to bring african criminal Joseph Kony to fame, so that the world knows about him, and push for his capture and arrest. … Continue reading

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On personalized advertising and data-mining techniques

What can be done nowadays with databases is remarkable. Well, remarkable probably isn’t the right word here. It doesn’t have the right flavour. One might want to mix in a little bit of “sinister” in there. But I’ll stick with … Continue reading

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Top 3 most important books of 2011

Happy new year everyone! I took an extra week from blogging as the start of 2012 has been a bit of a frenzy. I travelled back to Europe with a cold and then I delivered a chaotic update on my … Continue reading

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Nuclear energy after the Fukushima Daichi disaster

I get infuriated, especially when I see people who champion reason and the merits of science and skepticism give into irrational and misinformed fears. One of my acquaintances on Facebook, which I really liked for posting all sorts of interesting science stories … Continue reading

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Is a slippery slope argument a logical fallacy?

(Version française un peu plus bas.) Not too long ago, I went into an argument with a number of my friends from Québec about the future of the french language in the province. For those of you not too familiar … Continue reading

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Rosenberg doesn’t know what he is talking about

Edit: I have to give part of my last point back to Rosenberg, the one about the anthropic principle. As it happens, his criticism of the anthropic principle(s) applies mostly to the definitions of Barrow and Tipler, while my conflicting … Continue reading

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Ancient Hebrew and the Canadian layperson

I have made friends with a lot of freethinkers on Facebook. What I like about befriending freethinkers is that they share a lot of interesting links, whether they are about politics, science or anything else. Not too long ago, one … Continue reading

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