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- The power of categorical logic
- What exactly is the scientific method and why do so many people get it wrong?
- Paralympic athletes faster than olympic athletes — what does this tell us about difference?
- Logic: if + then = why? How can we understand the power of logic?
- How do we ensure we are exposed to new ideas? A parody with bite.
- A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required) – What is the nature of our relationship with reason?
- Can you name this cognitive bias?
- By what measures can we value human life?
- Teaching philosophy improves standardised scores
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- Neuroscience and education: myths and messages
- Free will is not as free as we think – and that’s ok.
- Where’s the Proof in Pseudoscience?
- Science in the lead?
- Plato and Aristotle from ‘The School of Athens’
- The Tale of the Slave
- Language as a Window into Human Nature
- 1,500 Animal Species Practice Homosexuality
- The Eternal Value of Privacy
- A Wolf in Sheep's Lab Coat - Pseudoscience in the 21st Century
- What Truth Doesn't Mean
- Anarchy is a law unto itself
- By what measures can we value human life?
- How to understand racism
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- What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech
- Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?
- Was Bo Diddley a Buddha?
- Who Is the Victim in the Anna Stubblefield Case?
- Our Delight in Destruction
- Trump’s Method, Our Madness
- What Our Cells Teach Us About a ‘Natural’ Death
- If We Are Not Just Animals, What Are We?
- Our Forger in Chief
- Humans in Dark Times
- Wanted: Creativity and Empathy hubs
- Where are the female leaders?
- You can lead a horse to bitesize online content, but can you make it learn?
- Government digital strategy – more politics needed
- The Business of Nudging
- How Smart Citizens live
- Modern employment: legislating fast and slow
- Place-Based Leadership
- Let the Doers Act
- The power to communicate
- Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely
- How Gut Bacteria Tell Their Hosts What to Eat
- Cross-Cultural Evidence for the Genetics of Homosexuality
- Why Psychiatry Needs Neuroscience
- Killer Cats Bash Biodiversity
- Making Impossible Objects with Mirrors
- Autism's Drug Problem
- The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter
- Could a Bone Protein Help Shed Pounds?
- Can Anything Stop My Migraine?
- Why the only future worth building includes everyone | His Holiness Pope Francis
- Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy
- How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari
- How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll
- A doctor's case for medical marijuana | David Casarett
- A video game to cope with grief | Amy Green
- How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker
- How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri
- We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world | Zubaida Bai
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
Another Dilbert moment…
By Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course … Continue reading
What you think is right may actually be wrong – here’s why By Peter Ellerton We like to think that we reach conclusions by reviewing facts, weighing evidence and analysing arguments. But this is not how humans usually operate, particularly … Continue reading
Hume-Dialogues – Jeff Speaks
A useful resource produced by NASA debunking claims that the moon landings were faked. Debunking moon landing conspiracies
From NYTimes – By GARY GUTTING, The Stone Link – As a philosophy professor, I spend much of my time thinking about the arguments put forward by professional philosophers. As a citizen (and an occasional columnist for The Stone), I also spend lots of … Continue reading
Another analogy brought to you by Dilbert.
Are all ideas equal? Not in the classroom By Peter Ellerton, University of Queensland There is a widespread belief amongst teachers that it is part of their duty of care, even a defining aspect of their professionalism, that all views … Continue reading
Data on the performance of Philosophy graduates. Click to enlarge. More info here. Note that the philosophy students perform outstandingly well in verbal and writing skills and are the best of the non-quatitative areas in quantitative reasoning.
A lovely job from http://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/ please visit the site for interactive presentation.
Listen and learn: the language of science and scepticism Peter Ellerton Making sure what’s intended is what’s heard can be more difficult than it seems. Melvin Gaal (mindsharing.eu) As scientists, one of our responsibilities should be to promote clarity. A lot … Continue reading
No one likes to change their mind, not even on climate People put up all kinds of psychological barriers to changing their minds. Thomas Galvez Last night’s ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate was about two people — … Continue reading
Another legend from Dilbert.
Are you looking to see why teaching philosophy is important? Another great article from NYTimes The Stone Almost every article that appears in The Stone provokes some comments from readers challenging the very idea that philosophy has anything relevant to … Continue reading