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It's Natural!

Posted on 3 September, 2015 at 2:05 Comments comments (0)

It's Natural!

We’ve all heard this excuse, this justification for what might be a little strange to the audience. It’s natural! This neat little phrase makes everything OK. I have heard it used in arguments regarding sexuality, alternative medical ...

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Episode 49: GMO's with Dr. Henry An

Posted on 10 August, 2015 at 0:45 Comments comments (2)


This episode was one of our favourites to record. The conversation we had with Dr. Henry An encased everything The Why Show is all about, specifically critical thinking and open mindedness.

A quick reminder for those students attending the Unversity of Alberta - Dr. Henry An is instructing a new course in the winter 2016 term - AREC 250: Social and Economi...

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Should Gay Men be Allowed to Donate Blood?

Posted on 6 August, 2015 at 16:50 Comments comments (0)


This is a response to this article, and similar ones.

As you will likely have read, there has been a lot of commentary recently on the current deferral of the ability of men who have sex with men (MSM) to donate blood. It is not currently a ban in this and mos...

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Homeopathy, Scepticism, and Science: an update

Posted on 21 July, 2015 at 13:30 Comments comments (0)

Dear fabulous Inquisitors,


I, the just and pleasant Whitlock, must apologize to you. I have neglected to update you on an important issue in a timely manner. What has happened to the homeopathy thing?!


First of all, thanks to those who sent in inquires which prompted me to remember to make this update, namely: JJ, Kailey, Stephen, Lizzz, and someone who calls themself "8", et al. Shortly after recording the show, I did indeed receive the homeopathic re...

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Episode 38

Posted on 22 May, 2015 at 0:50 Comments comments (0)

Hydroxyethane is a poisonous chemical synthesized primarily for use a an additive in things like fuel and paints. It is quite toxic to humans and only a few grams can be fatal. Similar to that of many other poisons, such as strychnine or cyanide, symptoms of hydroxyethane poisoning include dizziness, vomiting, coma, and cessation of respiration. In sub-lethal dosages, hydroxyethane is a proven human carcinogen, and has been linked to diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and neurological disord...

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