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Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
2010-11-17
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
2010-07-23
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.

Sources Select Resources

Chomsky on Post-Modernism
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
What I find in the writings of the post-modernists is extremely pretentious, but on examination, a lot of it is simply illiterate, based on extraordinary misreading of texts that I know well (sometime...
'The Death of Evidence' in Canada: Scientists' Own Words
Data distorted for 'propaganda' and other complaints against the Harper government made at last week's Ottawa rally
Gibbs, Katie; Houben, Adam; Hutchings, Jeff, Mooers, Arne, Trudeau, Vance L., Orihel, Diane
Article
2012
The Tyee
Decision not file charges in CIA video destruction deals new setback to right to information
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
The decision not to file charges against any of the CIA officers who destroyed 92 videos of interrogations in secret CIA prisons has dealt a new blow to the search for truth in a matter of public inte...
Judging Authority
Lipps, Jere
Article
2004
Skeptical Inquirer
We are often required to accept the word of another person, but how can we best judge whether or not that person is a legitimate authority?
9/11: Debunking The Myths
Article
2005
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics special report on September 11 conspiracy theories.
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - April 23, 2016
Science and its enemies
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
Our society and its institutions, public and private, regularly tell us that science, and education in the sciences, are crucial to our future. These public declarations are strangely reminiscent of t...
Post 9/11 Conspiracism
Article
2006
Political Research Associates - PublicEye.org
The tendency to explain all major world events as primarily the product of a secret conspiracy is called conspiracism. The antidote to conspiracism is Power Structure Research.
Rationality/Science
Chomsky, Noam
Article
1995
Chomsky writes: "It strikes me as remarkable that the left today should seek to deprive oppressed people not only of the joys of understanding and insight, but also of tools of emancipation, informing...
Science for Peace Opposes Cancellation of the Long-Form Census
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Science for Peace
The decision to cancel the long-form census represents an attack on evidence-based research and is undemocratic. Science for Peace urges the government to reverse the decision.
Screw Loose Change Video
Website
This is a counter-video of the famous "Loose Change 2nd Edition". Using their own video and words, "Screw Loose Change" debunks the theories and statements made in Loose Change 2nd Edition.
When 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Go Bad
Corn, David
Article
2002
AlterNet
Aren't these conspiracy theories too silly to address? That should be the case. But, sadly, they do attract people.

Sources Bookshelf

Bad Science
Goldacre, Ben
Book
2008
Goldacre notes the flaws in research practices and marketing practices leading to human gullibility. He aims to promote public understanding of science so that readers can discern the logic and eviden...
Beautiful Evidence
Tufte, Edward
Book
How to produce and consume evidence presentations. How seeing turns into showing, empirical observations turn into explanation and evidence.
Eyewitness Testimoney
Loftus, Elizabeth F.
Book
1979
Loftus makes the psychological case against the eyewitness. Beginning with the basics of eyewitness fallibility, such as poor viewing conditions, brief exposure, and stress, Loftus moves to more subtl...
Life Sentence
Stories from four decades of court reporting - or, how I fell out of love with the Canadian justice system (especially judges)
Blatchford, Christie
Book
2016
Through an examination of notable trials she has covered, Chrisitie Blatchford makes the case that Canada's judicial system is out of control and often inept. Judges, she says, are the new senators, u...
A Short Course in Intellectual Self-Defense
Find Your Inner Chomsky
Baillargeon, Normand
Book
2005
What must a citizen in a democracy know to make the word democracy meaningful? Baillargeon provides readers with the tools to see through everyday spin and jargon -- from politics to advertising, from...
Towers of Deception
The Media Cover-Up of 9/11
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
2006
The Visual Evidence of Quantitive Information
Tufte, Edward
Book
A classic book on statistical charts, graphs, and tables.
Visual Explanations
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Tufte, Edward
Book
About pictures of verbs, the representation of mechanism and motion, process and dynamics, causes and effects, explanation and narrative.


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