Trottier Public Science Symposium

We got asked this a lot earlier tonight at FYSTT.

You can find the details for the Trottier Public Science Symposium here.

And, also, Dr. Labos and Jonathan will be hosting a live version of their podcast at the symposium Tuesday at noon.

Atheist Freethinkers at Montreal LGBT Parade

Montreal Pride

Local group Atheist Freethinkers / Libres penseurs athées is organizing a presence at the upcoming LGBT pride parade. They will be marching under the banner “Homophobie: Virus propagé par les religions”.

If you want to join them, you can check out the event on Facebook or on the AFT website.

The parade takes place on Sunday, August 16.

Our Own Isabelle Stephen, Grand Prize Winner

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This may be off topic for a website about rationality, but I wanted to congratulate Moutons No More’s very own Isabelle Stephen, who has been named Grand Prize Winner of the McCord Museum’s Horst Inspiration photo contest. She’s not just a great thinker; she knows her way around a camera.

She is becoming such a sought-after photographer, you may have difficulty booking her but hey… do contact her. You’ll be in good hands!

Moutons No More on CJAD Radio

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Isabelle Stephen, Guy Renaud, and Jonathan Jarry from Moutons No More will be the guests of Toula Drimonis this Saturday around 10:30PM on CJAD 800AM (800 kHz on AM or listen live on the Web).

We will be talking about why we created Moutons No More and the state of skepticism in Montreal. Don’t miss it!

If you are reading this after the show, have a look at all of our productions listed under the main menu. We have a public science blog (Cracked Science), a podcast (Within Reason), various video blogs, and a live stage show which is happening this Sunday at 5PM at Pub St-Paul in Old Montreal! Comedians Darren Henwood, David Pryde, and Chris Sandiford will join Andrew Cody on the panel of our very own comedy quiz show, hosted by Jonathan Jarry, followed by stand-up comedy. It’s an event not to be missed!

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Oh the humidity… and all the swimmers

A second Cracked Science video will be released tomorrow. It was shot over the summer.

We just finished shooting a third video in a setting we did not anticipate would get so warm and humid. Goodness gracious. We hope the sweat will not be too distracting on camera. This video will be released on October 23. Can you guess what its topic will be?

À lire: une nouvelle université québécoise si Dieu le veut

D’un article du journal La Presse:

“Un avocat d’un important bureau montréalais a été embauché afin de convaincre le premier ministre Philippe Couillard de permettre au Northwest Baptist Seminary «d’être reconnu par le gouvernement du Québec en vue de pouvoir dispenser des programmes d’études de niveau universitaire au Québec», selon le Registre des lobbyistes.”

Le reste de l’article peut être lu ici.

 

Moutons No More… at Fantasia!

As you may know, the Fantasia film festival is a now-world-famous genre cinema event happening every summer in Montreal. Last year, it held the Canadian premiere of Edgar Wright’s The World’s End starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. It has also been the place to watch the Canadian premiere of Kevin Smith’s Red State and the North American premiere of Quentin Tarentino’s Inglourious Basterds.

Our very own Isabelle Stephen has been one of the official Fantasia photographers for a little while now. In exchange, the festival gives her a full-page ad in their programme with which to advertise her services.

This year, she decided to donate the space to one of her projects.

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Moutons No More is proud to be featured in the 2014 Fantasia programme. We hope to grab the attention of even more people who’ll be interested in becoming better critical thinkers.

If you require evidence before you believe, you can pick up a copy of the programme or download the PDF version of it by clicking here. Our ad is just before the middle.

 

A look back at FYSTT

Hello, everyone,

First of all, on behalf of my fellow MNMs, I wanted to say a big hearty “thank you” to all of you who proved that there is an audience for the sort of groundbreaking, rationality-driven show that we started a mere three months ago. It is all too easy to become cynical and think nobody cares about thinking clearly; you proved these people wrong.

We always aim to better ourselves and present an even stronger show, so we thank you for the feedback you gave us. It was overwhelmingly positive; some suggestions for making it even better were duly noted.

As you know, we will be taking a break for the rest of the summer but will be back with another instalment of Funny You Should Think That! in September.

Un message tout spécial aux francophones: merci de votre soutien et soyez patients. Nous avons accompli énormément en l’espace de quelques mois: nous avons créé une équipe de production de toute pièce, un logo, une page Facebook, un site Web, nous avons généré beaucoup de publicité, avons établi des liens avec plusieurs comédiens et avons monté un spectacle tout nouveau et très dur à “vendre”. Le contenu français commence à se dévoiler. Isabelle a entamé un vlog entièrement en français; les vidéos de mes conférences à McGill sur la pensée critique sont disponibles avec sous-titres français; et nous planifions au moins un spectacle en français à l’automne. Il faut seulement nous laisser un peu de temps, car nous avons tous des occupations à temps plein et faisons de notre mieux. C’est quand même pas mal comparé aux organisations de sceptiques et d’athées de Montréal qui ont rarement (si ce n’est jamais) osé franchir la barrière linguistique.

To tide you over during the summer, enjoy our on-going digital productions, all available athttp://www.MoutonsNoMore.com:

VIDEOS

Le vlog d’Isabelle Stephen

Le journal (intime?) vidéo d’Isabelle Stephen qui entreprend d’expliquer l’inexplicable. En français!

Guy Renaud’s Vlog

Guy Renaud’s grounded take on atheism and on how difficult it is for black people to let go of religion is just getting started. You can already watch his first video in which he describes the difficulties he experienced deconverting and the difference the Internet made in his life.

CRTKL: The Critical Reasoning Tool Kit Lecture

If you missed Jonathan Jarry’s talk for the McGill Freethought Association, you can watch short clips on YouTube. In them, Jonathan talks about the inherent difficulties of critical thinking, the erroneous arguments put forth by homeopaths to justify their claims, and why “there’s mercury in vaccines” is a fallacious argument.

BLOG

Cracked Science: Demystifying science and pseudoscience for the public

Jonathan Jarry’s public science blog brings you science education, science criticism, and the debunking of pseudoscience. What is the “Science” behind Christian Science? How did different logical approaches lead two men to come up with the theory of evolution? Can two brown-eyed parents give birth to a blue-eyed baby boy? The answers to all these questions and more at CrackedScience.com!

PODCAST

Within Reason: A monthly podcast on contentious issues from a rational perspective

The time has come to blow away the comforting fog which surrounds contentious issues of all ilks, and Canadian skeptics Jonathan Jarry and Andrew Cody are bringing a monthly bundle of reason to your ears: Within Reason, the podcast which takes a rational look at controversial issues.

In season 1 of the podcast, learn about evolution from Sarah Bean and Dr. Eugenie Scott; listen as two atheists and a Christian theologian agree on the proposed Charter of Quebec values; be amazed at how simple (and difficult) losing weight can be when we look at the evidence; find out about the spectrum of gender identity from a pediatrician who routinely sees children with gender dysphoria… and from a trans man himself; learn how to be less wrong and more rational; and delight in learning from Dr. Joe Schwarcz himself that a chemical is not necessarily a poison.

These conversations are followed by an off-the-cuff, sometimes hard-hitting, often times chuckle-inducing commentary with freethinker Andrew Cody. Just because they try to be reasonable doesn’t mean they have to be dead serious.

Within Reason. Goodbye, fantasy; hello, reality.

 

http://www.MoutonsNoMore.com

Welcome to MoutonsNoMore.com!

Welcome to Moutons No More’s brand-new website!

We are a production team in Montreal dedicated to crafting material on critical thinking that is fun and entertaining. You may already know us through Facebook or Meetup. You may have come to our shows. Or you may be discovering us just now. Either way, this website will serve as a one-stop shop for all Moutons No More content.

The site is essentially a blog. Each production gets its own category, which can be accessed at the top. Each producer is assigned a keyword, so you may search this blog for someone’s name and see all content relevant to him or her. We sometimes write stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere and goes under “Random Bleats”. And you can filter out content in French, English, or just the videos.

Funny You Should Think That!: our unique live show that combines reason and comedy (with a healthy dose of alcohol). We’ll post under this Category when a new show is in the works, to publish this month’s poster and also pictures and videos from the last show. As always, you can RSVP on Facebook or Meetup.com.

Cracked Science: a public science blog run by Jonathan Jarry since September 2013. All of the material posted on CrackedScience.com is now being reblogged here, so you can get your dose of science here as well.

Within Reason: a podcast that looks at contentious issues from a rational perspective. Currently on hiatus for the summer until its return in September for season 2, whenever a new episode comes out, you’ll hear about it here.

Guy Renaud’s Vlog: the video diary of our very own Guy Renaud, who likes to talk about his journey from Christianity to atheism.

Isabelle Stephen’s Vlog: is just about ready to start. May be renamed very soon!

On espère aussi publier du contenu en français dans les mois qui viennent pour notre public francophone!

We invite you to “follow us” by clicking on the link on the right in order to receive emails whenever we post new content.

Moutons No More. Evidence-based Entertainment.