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- A nice Philosophy of Mind summary
- 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?
- Hidden Premise
- Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
- Banning Religion - An interesting hypothetical
- Consciousness - science tackles the self (pdf)
- To think critically means to agree with me! Clarity makes people angry...
- Dilbert Analogy Cartoon
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
- The Backfire Effect
- Immoral advances: Is science out of control?
- Anarchy is a law unto itself
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- Will America Choose King’s Dream or Trump’s Nightmare?
- Keep Our Mountains Free. And Dangerous.
- Can We Learn to Believe in God?
- Waking Up to the Gift of ‘Aliveness’
- Gratitude: In Sickness and Health
- For Veterans, a Path to Healing ‘Moral Injury’
- In Dark Times, ‘Dirty Hands’ Can Still Do Good
- Drawing a Line in the ‘Gay Wedding Cake’ Case
- The Climate Crisis? It’s Capitalism, Stupid
- An Open Letter of Love to Kim Jong-un
- Anchors Aweigh: Universities and local industrial strategies
- The Non Sense of Work Life Balance
- The rights of people with a disability are being ignored – what can we do?
- Bringing classical music to a new audience
- The power of creative thinking
- Regulation of AI: Not if but when and how
- Norwich’s coffee house challenge
- 21st Century Coffeehouse
- The Emotional Hedge
- Dignity, resilience, vision: the value in creative practice
- Okay, So Some Dogs Eat Poop
- Illusions from the National Archives in New York City
- 5 Body Hacks to Instantly Calm Overwhelming Emotion
- Trump's "Fake News Awards" Are Both Absurd and Dangerous
- Why People Dislike Really Smart Leaders
- The Brain's Marauder's Map
- Why Are Some People More Creative Than Others?
- Darker Skies, Darker Behaviors
- Experimental Huntington's Therapy Shows Promise in a Small Trial
- The Prevalence of Autism in the U.S. Appears Steady
- What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix
- Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade
- See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income | Anna Rosling Rönnlund
- American bipartisan politics can be saved -- here's how | Bob Inglis
- The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care | Scott Williams
- Talk about your death while you're still healthy | Michelle Knox
- The search for "aha!" moments | Matt Goldman
- How to put the power of law in people's hands | Vivek Maru
- A one-man musical phenomenon | Jacob Collier
- Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo
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Category Archives: Resources
Sam Harris on TED
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
Stradivarius Fails Sound Test Versus Newbie Violins Download pdf (from sciam) Can you tell the difference between modern violins and antiques crafted by Italian masters? Don’t feel too bad – expert players can’t do it either. In a double-blind test, 21 experienced … Continue reading
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
Another classic from Dilbert See also Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
From the concept by Chalmers. Could humans exist that are not conscious? The extract below is from his site. Philosophical zombies It is philosophical zombies that I’m most interested in here, since I’m a philosopher and they raise very interesting … Continue reading
The coherency theory of truth
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
Great stuff again from The Stone (NYTimes) Who Wrote Shakespeare? While it is perfectly obvious to everyone that Ben Jonson wrote all of Shakespeare’s plays, it is less known that Ben Jonson’s plays were written by a teen-age girl in … Continue reading
When people believe more strongly in something AFTER they have been given information that refutes it…. Good explanation here http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/06/10/the-backfire-effect/ And paper by Brendan Nyhan here (pdf). Abstract below. An extensive literature addresses citizen ignorance, but very little research focuses … Continue reading
The way of logic – 02 December 1995 – New Scientist FOR almost two centuries, anthropologists have been studying how non-European cultures understand the world around them. Now philosophers of science are getting in on the act. Armed with intellectual … Continue reading
Bayesian Inference (and a good explanation of Bayes’ Theorem) ~best to ignore this one if you’re not already in the loop~ via http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/~andreon/inference/Inference.html
By Dilbert, of course… Wikipedia cognitive dissonance.