Archive: Logic, Rice

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Did you know that advertisers like to use "weasel" words? They're words that we are so used to seeing and hearing that we don't notice them. When a toothpaste advertiser says "X helps fight cavities" that may be true, but so does the toothbrush. And what we hear is "X fights cavities". Prof. Andrew Bailey, a philosophy professor from the University of Guelph is always looking for flaws in arguments. He's here today to teach us the art of logical reasoning so we'll all be a little smarter before we open our mouths to start an argument, or open our wallet after seeing a clever commercial. And one of the most logical staples to put in your menu plans is rice. But who would have thought that this humble grain has a rich and diverse history? Naomi Duguid is co-author of Seductions of Rice. From the Thai way of rolling a sticky ball to Indian basmati and dal, she'll tell us how cultures from all over the world have used rice.
Sep 02, 2003
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The city halted fare collection in the face of COVID-19. Now a local advocacy coalition wants council to make no-cost travel permanent.
The government has not publicly shared a triage protocol — but what we know about its thinking has experts and advocates worried that Ontarians with disabilities will be denied care.
OPINION: After Roman Baber’s public anti-lockdown message, the premier kicked him out of the caucus — proving that at least some things are beyond the pale.
The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.

OPINION: The numbers are still objectively bad — but they aren’t still going up. Even if it’s a blip, the timing couldn’t be better.

The latest coronavirus updates from across the province.
Shortly after the flight from Tehran to Kyiv claimed dozens of Canadian lives, COVID-19 took over the news cycle. But victims’ friends and relatives continue their fight for answers — and accountability.

The government has released new information about vaccine doses, capacity, and distribution. Read the full update.

Last week, I got to hear the hockey heroes of the ’72 series reminisce about their showdown with the Soviets — and what made it so legendary.