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- 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’
- Teaching the nature of science (and keeping students engaged)
- Indian High Court Rules Astrology is a Science
- Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
- Circular Reasoning
- Climate Change: science & responsibility
- Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804) - Critique of Pure Reason
- Reasons for Reason
- 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense (pdf)
- Numbers and Language
- Another Double Blind Test surprise
- Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
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- The Intellectual Life of Violence
- Our New Age of Contempt
- Bernard-Henri Lévy: Jews, Be Wary of Trump
- The Stories We Tell Ourselves
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- Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation
- The Science of Genius
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- How Sound Can Be an Ally or an Enemy of a Healthy Brain
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Category Archives: Ethics and Moral Philosophy
The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo. It can clearly be challenging to convey the magnitude of loss after a tragedy, particularly when that number is in the tens of millions, yet that is precisely what … Continue reading
Is scientific progress outpacing progress in areas such as ethics and politics? What does progress in these areas look like?
How about robot cars with ethics settings adjusted to suite the driver? Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings Here’s a PDF
Sam Harris on TED
Calls to censor details of potential killer flu via ABC News The suppression of breakthrough research into deadly bird flu strains has been labelled scientific censorship by some, but others say it is a necessary step to prevent a possible … Continue reading
Not natural? Think again… Homosexuality is quite common in the animal kingdom, especially among herding animals. Many animals solve conflicts by practicing same gender sex. via http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/20718.aspx?page=1 From the middle of October until next summer the Norwegian Natural History Museum … Continue reading
ISRAELI children with birth defects are increasingly suing the medical authorities for ever allowing them to be born. The rise in such “wrongful life” lawsuits, which the medical profession estimates at 600 since the first case in 1987, has prompted … Continue reading
Would the lives of the people on board have been worth it…? Discuss. AN F-16 pilot scrambled on 9/11 to prevent another attack on the US capital says she was prepared to ram her plane into a hijacked aircraft, as … Continue reading
(From my appearance on ABC Radio National’s ‘Philosopher’s Zone) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2007/1911312.htm Philosophy is about asking childlike questions – how do we know the world exists? How do we know it hasn’t just started existing? Why can’t we go back in time? … Continue reading
(from my Ockham’s Razor appearance on the ABC’s Radio National) http://www.abc.net.au/rn/ockhamsrazor/stories/2010/2975629.htm Robyn Williams: And now, the bad news. No, don’t run off – this is interesting – even Quite Interesting, as Stephen Fry might say. Here I’ll quote directly from a … Continue reading
Marc Hauser and Peter Singer. Empirical evidence of innate morality? Philosophy of mind. Moral philosophy. HauserSingerMoralRelig05
Q: If giving to charity can save lives, am I morally obliged to donate all of my excess income and live on the bare essentials? – N. C., Oxford, England ASK THE PHILOSOPHER: Tim Soutphommasane The Australian Nov 21 2009 … Continue reading
Themes: Just war, moral responsibility, military occupation, peacekeeping ASK THE PHILOSOPHER: Tim Soutphommasane | October 10, 2009 Article from: The Australian Do occupying military powers, such as American and allied forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, owe a moral duty to … Continue reading
Nice little overview of how the whole thing started. From New Scientist magazine. Philosophy of mind, consciousness, self. 20 March 2009 by A C Grayling AFTER John Locke published his Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690, he sent copies to various … Continue reading
A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading
People’s visceral reaction to incest or betrayal by others could stem from a natural aversion to potentially toxic foods. Moral Philosophy, ethics. Another revealing article from New Scientist magazine. 19:00 26 February 2009 by Ewen Callaway For similar stories, visit the The … Continue reading