Letters to the Editor

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Pot: calling the kettle black

In a follow-up to the ‘Marijuana article stirs online controversy’ article, we would like to assure readers that all of the information presented within the article came from reliable and credible sources, including documentation from Health Canada, other recognized health organizations and the textbook Focus on Health, Second Canadian Edition by Hahn, Payne, Gallant and Fletcher ©2006.


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True Justified Belief

We are said to all be ironists. Looking at the development of science, we claim to have knowledge of the world, an objective truth. Yet we also know that our knowledge of the world is fallible; we are prone to making error. The development of scientific theory contains falsifiability, meaning we accept that theories can be disproven by observation or experiment.


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Reading for the season of cynicism

Election season is upon us; yawn. While the media pathetically slobber away at the flaccid cock of public attention in the vain hope of getting us up, those with a guilty conscience pretend to care out of civic duty. I propose two books for you in this season of cynicism: Harperland, a critical look at Harper’s rise to power and what he’s done with it, and Spanking the Donkey, a political outsider’s dissection of the 2004 American Presidential race.


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Free quality software does exist!

At the dawn of the computer age, the software industry was born. But what is software? Software is a virtual tool that interacts with the real hardware components of a computer. Ever since its humble beginnings, software companies wanted to make money out of selling pretty much nothing to the consumer. All the software giants like Microsoft, Oracel, and Adobe over-valued their virtual products – “virtual” meaning something that is not real, but may portray qualities of the real.


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Religion Compassion Philosophy

Philosophical analysis of religion can seem to some like a meticulous attempt to harm those with faith. Most philosophers, however, do not have this intention, for they strive to an ethical obligation of non-malfeasance – the duty not to cause harm.


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Amazing Race

I would like to send out a huge thank you to everyone who participated in LUSU’s first Amazing Food Race. Thank you to the LUSU…


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Islamic Awareness and Philosophy

Last week’s Islamic Awareness Days succeeded in providing education of Islamic beliefs, practices and traditions. Lakehead’s Muslim Students Association (MSA) coordinated a documentary, lecture, and…



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Ye Olde Weekly Rant

I guess I didn’t follow up on my last real editorial for three weeks because it sucks. It sucks to talk about the future of humanity right now. I have to say that watching what’s happening in Japan, I felt nearly nothing.


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Quick! Call the cops! A guy fell in the lobby!

On March 7th, I made a stop at the TD bank on Memorial. As I rounded the corner, I saw, through the door, a man lying on the floor with his head under the first ATM. There was another man over top him, tapping him roughly on the shoulder. I opened the door and heard the standing man tell the man on the floor that he fell and he needs to get up.