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Cafe Skeptique: Pseudoskepticism

CFI Ontario's Cafe Skeptique is a fun and fascinating discussion group that focuses on a range of topics within the realm of skepticism such as pseudo-science, alternative medicine, conspiracy theories, etc. It's open to the public and everyone is welcome to join in!

This month's topic: TBA - Topic and final location confirmation will be announced closer to this event. Please check back soon!

Normally held every THIRD Saturday of the month at 5:00 p.m., at Free Times Cafe, 320 College St. just west of Spadina Ave. Exceptions will be posted clearly when they apply.

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  • Danny

    Even though we got a little off topic on some discussions and I did not agree with some of the examples, Phil did a good job to keep us on track and educate us on the meaning and definition of pseudoskepticisim and I can understand how I might be a pseudoskeptic on some issues. Understanding the definition of pseudoskepticisim will make me aware of it and help me avoid being a pseudoskeptic.

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    apologies to everyone for the tardy upload of this month's topic -
    pseudoskepticism. the accompanying blurp didn't make it here but can be viewed on the cfi: cafe skeptique meetup page:

    thanks, and hope to see you tomorrow 5pm.


    October 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks for asking for clarification on blurp. it is, of course, the former. the more common confusion is the useage (in Britain) or usage (south of the 49th) of blurp when one clearly means blart - you can understand where the misuse comes from. on the other hand, the commonplace term for "burp worth discussing" is burpworthy; polyglots favour burpilingual. burpicate is downright antediluvian (I'm just sayin').

      October 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      and Bruce, in anticipation of your "south of the 49th" catechism - i'm referring to parallel. Only Romneyites like you think percent (and that's 47, not 49). I'm just sayin'...

      October 20, 2012

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