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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)
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
- STAQ ppt presentation
- Allegory of Everything
- Sex, brains, robots and Buddhism: looking for free will
- Where life imitates sport
- Honour Killings in India
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- Artificial Intelligence
- The power of the non sequitur
- Dilbert- Collection of logical fallacies
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- The Intellectual Life of Violence
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- The Stories We Tell Ourselves
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Category Archives: Social and Political Philosophy
Why do we need privacy laws? Is it really a ‘security vs privacy’ dichotomy? Social and political philosophy. Bruce Schneier 05.18.06 The most common retort against privacy advocates — by those in favor of ID checks, cameras, databases, data mining and … Continue reading
How do we place a moral value on science? What issues are here and on the horizon that will test our moral boundaries through the advancement of science? Philosophy of science, ethics, moral philosophy. From New Scientist magazine. Immoral advances: … Continue reading
New Scientist magazine review of six traits once thought unique to humans and now found in other animals. Philosophy of human nature, mind. 17:11 22 May 2008 NewScientist.com news service Kate Douglas To accompany the article So you think humans are … Continue reading
Brilliant clip of how to design a survey to get the result you want. Bias, social, critical thinking. Yes Minister Survey (wmv)
HOW many readers have gone to dinner parties and listened to otherwise intelligent people assert that alternative medicine can be just as effective as mainstream, scientific medicine? Generally, the argument is that alternative medicine, in all its many forms, is … Continue reading
Outlines some basic theories and gives an overview of philosophers. Starts with Plato. Nice resource for introduction to social philosophy. Social Philosophy booklet
Debate on whether privacy is necessary in an open society to a large degree. Should only criminals fear not having secrets? Social and political philosophy resource. Mirko Bagaric | August 13, 2008 HOW worried do you reckon people in developing countries … Continue reading
Bill Leak’s (cartoonist with The Australian) take on PM Kevin Rudd’s reaction to Bill Henson’s photographs. This (and the following cartoon) were used as an ‘ice-breaker’ into the topic of freedom of expression (Social & Political Philosophy – John Stuart … Continue reading
Lord Ram and the Hindu religious beliefs that are tested by recent scientific discoveries. Scanned newspaper article. Check the public outrage. Good for philosophy of religion and social philosophy.
More gems from New Scientist. Philosophy of science. Ontology. The truth is out there New Scientist vol 165 issue 2226 – 19 February 2000 Instruments such as microscopes or telescopes can reveal the physical world to us, showing a cell’s walls or … Continue reading
How much of what we do is free will and how much is because of the ‘mob’ we find ourselves in? New Scientist. Political philosophy, philosophy of mind, social philosophy. Free Will and the Mob They made me do it … Continue reading
Animal rights. Human Nature. Humans have rights, should human-like animals? 30 May 2007 NewScientist.com news service Kate Douglas HIASL is a gregarious 26-year-old who enjoys painting, watching wildlife documentaries and eating bananas. He’s emotional, empathic and self-aware and he shares … Continue reading
Great article from New Scientist on Free Will. Sex, brains, robots and Buddhism: looking for free will New Scientist vol 178 issue 2394 – 10 May 2003, page 46 How much free will do you think you have? Does understanding how cause … Continue reading
Article about a 56 year old IVF mum. Social, ethics.
Premature babies refused treatment on religious grounds of parents. Scanned newspaper article. Good for social, ethical (ethics)and religious discussion. Jehovah’s Witness.
All about hypothesis forming, the characteristics of a good hypothesis, testing hypotheses and hypotheses in the social sciences. Lots of worksheets included. Hypothesis