It is with a tinge of sadness that we announce the dissolution of the Moutons No More brand name.
Three years ago, we came together with the idea of producing regular content in Montreal on the theme of rationality. We hosted a number of stage shows and created many multimedia productions tackling pseudoscience, religion, and critical thinking. However, the upkeep on this work has been more demanding on some of us than anticipated. As such, it no longer makes sense to crowd out the local skeptical landscape with one more name with little value attached to it.
Television show producers are often accused of milking a profitable franchise well past its expiration date; we want to finish what we started while we are still proud of our recent accomplishments.
While Moutons No More as an entity is going away, we will continue to contribute to each other’s work as needed and to help each other out.
You can watch Guy Renaud’s videos on the intersection of Black culture and religion on his YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7lCu-ukFbCjlfuXpb5uXHQ.
Le podcast francophone d’Isabelle Stephen et de Christopher Hammock, Le monde merveilleux du scepticisme, continue d’être disponible à l’adresse http://www.lmmds.ca.
And The Body of Evidence will carry on looking at the science-based medical landscape and debunking health-related pseudoscience at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca.
We want to thank everyone who has supported us over the years and hope you continue to appreciate our contributions, big and small, on the Internet and in person.
Jonathan, Isabelle and Guy.
If you are bored this holiday season and want to catch up on health topics, why not listen to The Body of Evidence podcast archive? Here are some of the topics we tackled in 2016:
You can check out our website, where you will find videos and blog posts as well as the podcast, by visiting http://www.bodyofevidence.ca.
We would like to think that our brain is reliable in its thinking, but that is far from the truth.
Our mind adopts a number of cognitive biases that skew our decision-making process.
Buster Benson and John Manoogian III recently put together this amazing representation of the various known cognitive biases of the human brain, clustered by categories.
You may not want to memorize them all, but we should all take a gander at this illustration once in a while to remember how deeply flawed our thinking is.
You can download the file here as well.
The Body of Evidence looks at common medical misconceptions and aims to untangle the twisted messages around health and medicine. You can check out the website at http://www.bodyofevidence.ca. It is brought to you by Jonathan Jarry and Dr. Christopher Labos.
We have been so busy and I have not updated the Moutons No More website in a while. So, what has The Body of Evidence accomplished in the last two months? Here’s a partial summary:
We’re generating a lot of content that will be of interest to people looking for reliable information on health, science, and scientific thinking, so do subscribe to our website by going to http://www.bodyofevidence.ca and typing in your email address in the subscription box on the right.
The Body of Evidence: Medicine that tastes funny and science made easy.
Isabelle en conversation avec Jonathan Jarry du podcast The Body of Evidence. On parle de synergologie et de programmation neurolinguistique.
A look back in history helps us get a better understanding of why some blacks are so tied to religions that are at their core of middle eastern origins.
La deuxième partie de la conversation entre Vincent Mentalo et Isabelle. Ils discutent magie, mentalisme, hypnose, astrologie, scepticisme, ils vont en détails sur les techniques de mémoires et ils parlent même de religion!
Isabelle en conversation avec le mentaliste québécois Vincent Mentalo. On parle de l’effet Barnum, de magie, de mentalisme, de scepticisme et bien plus!
Le lien à la photo dont parle Vincent.
Tuerie à Orlando; Cours d’Ethique et Religion au Québec; Friends of Science, encore…; Tridymite sur Mars; Théière Cosmique; Aventures Paranormales d’Isabelle!
Le Centre des sciences de Montréal vient de lancer un blogue en français, et le Dr. Christopher Labos et moi-même (de la production Moutons No More The Body of Evidence) y contribuerons des articles.
Mon premier article introduit la pensée critique et s’intitule, “Ton cerveau déraille: Le stress ne cause pas le cancer”.