science

Educational Programs

CASS shares the commitment of its parent organisation, the Centre for Inquiry, to educating the public about critical thinking and scientific skepticism. CASS is currently developing school curricula designed to encourage children to think critically and scientifically about the world around them.

Skeptical Tracks

Science Fiction conventions are frequently a hotbed of scientific interest.  CASS is currently beginning to offer speakers to attend conventions to give talks or lead discussions on the cutting edge of science and the role of science and skepticism in society.

Climate Change Denial

The climate change debate has been fought largely outside of the peer-reviewed scientific literature, which has reached a strong consensus that not only is the environment warming but that anthropogenic greenhouse gases are a primary cause of that warming.  Instead, climate change deniers are seeking to promote their rhetoric in classrooms, both in schools and in universities.  
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Why Scientism Isn't Science

Skeptic North, October 5 2010
 
To the dismay of scientists, the dreaded word ‘scientism’ has become a favorite of critics of the scientific method. Accusations of scientism, which are largely unjustified, can be heard from proponents of alternative medicine, homeopathic practitioners and everyone in between. So what is scientism and how is it different from science?

Curmudgeon. Cynic. Skeptic

Skeptic North, September 28, 2010
 
If you were to ask a person on the street what a skeptic is, they will often use these words synonymously. Skepticism is seen as a knee-jerk negativity; a reflexive disbelief in the assertions made by others. The modern skeptical movement is concerned with much more than this.
 

First Skeptic Track at Canadian Science Fiction Conference “Polaris”

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Toronto, ON (June 17, 2011) – The Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) at the Centre for Inquiry (CFI) announced today that it has organized a series of speakers at the science fiction and  fantasy conference Polaris 25, to be held in Toronto on July 15-17, 2011.  This is the first of its kind in Canada and is a small mirror of the Skeptrack at DragonCon in Atlanta.