pseudoscience

Toronto “Body Soul & Spirit” Expo Afraid of Honest Inquiry Into Dubious Claims

Toronto, Ont. (March 25, 2011) – When members of the Centre for Inquiry (CFI), longtime publishers of magazines Free Inquiry and Skeptical Inquirer, approached officers with the “Body, Soul & Spirit” Expo to gain media access, they were flatly denied, then told to “get honest with yourself or karma will teach you in ways your ego would not like.”

CFI Canada Launches “Extraordinary Claims” Bus Campaign

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Toronto, ON (Nov 13 2010) – This Friday, November 19 2010, marks the launch of a brand new public relations campaign at the Centre for Inquiry, Canada. 
 
The campaign is built around a quote by the late Carl Sagan, best known for his PBS series Cosmos: “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” The CFI will be targeting Canadians through public transport across the country in an effort to start a dialogue about claims of the supernatural, in the areas of both religion and pseudoscience.

A Conspicuous Absence of Reason at “Natural Healing” Expos

Toronto, ON (Nov 3 2010) – In September and October, several representatives of the Centre for Inquiry Canada visited the Body, Soul, Spirit Expo touring western Canada.  In November, the Whole Life Expo will make its annual return to Toronto.  One thing that has not been found at these expositions is reason or sound science, as Nathan Phelps, director of CFI Calgary reports in his most recent article.
 

Deepak Chopra Woos the Royal Ontario Museum

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Toronto, Ont. (Date, 2010)— Toronto, ON (June 1 2010) -- On June 23rd, 2010, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) was set to present Deepak Chopra as a part of their Director's Series of lectures in connection with the The Warrior Emperor and China's Terracotta Army, a new ROM exhibit.  The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) and skeptics the world over have decided to speak out against this otherwise exemplary scientific institution's presentation of Mr. Chopra.