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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?
- Danger in toxic discourse
- John Cleese on the good bits of philosophy
- Does Truth Matter? - Carl Sagan
- Suing for Being Born
- More on Critical Thinking from Qualiasoup
- Free will and mobile phones
- Scientists and Global Warming (Does the analogy hold?)
- Ghost in the Machine
- Conspiracy, Independent Scholarship and the Truth as a Commodity
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
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- What Pop Stoicism Misses About Ancient Philosophy
- Humans Are Animals. Let’s Get Over It.
- Death Has Many Names
- What Would David Bowie Do?
- Are We the Cows of the Future?
- Time Isn’t Supposed to Last This Long
- A.I. and I
- Of Death and Consequences
- I Don’t Want You to ‘Believe’ Me. I Want You to Listen.
- Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice
- News: December 2021 / January 2022
- Guto Dias’ Cartoon
- Simon & Finn
- Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)
- Philo of Alexandria (c.20BCE-c.50CE)
- On Philosophy and Philosophers: Unpublished papers, 1960-2000 by Richard Rorty
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
- The Happy State
- The Philosopher with a Thousand Faces
- What Is Happiness?
- The Green Corridors Initiative
- Governance governing government
- Why print money when we can print wealth?
- Building a resilient health and care system
- We'll always have Paris?
- Experimentation and equity in global cities
- Technology-enabled deliberative democracy
- Healthier placemaking
- Creating a sovereign wealth fund in Wolverhampton
- Economic recovery and climate action
- How Brains Seamlessly Switch Between Languages
- The Psychological Differences between Those Who Love and Loathe Black Friday Shopping
- 'Constructive Arguing' Can Help Keep the Peace at Your Thanksgiving Table
- Expanding Mental Health Care Is a Medical Necessity
- Why People Won't Rethink Holiday Plans during a Pandemic
- Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Is Linked to Child Anxiety, Hyperactivity
- Infants as Young as Two Months May Be Able to Detect Faces and Scenes
- Personality Type, as well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News
- How Certain Gestures Help You Learn New Words
- Many Neuroscience Conferences Still Have No Black Speakers
- 3 questions to build resilience -- and change the world | Sister True Dedication
- Community investment is the missing piece of climate action | Dawn Lippert
- The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh
- How gratitude rewires your brain | Christina Costa
- The value of kindness at work | James Rhee
- What is melatonin -- and should you take it to fall asleep? | Matt Walker
- Is it really that bad to marry my cousin? | Mona Chalabi
- Ancient wisdom for healing the planet | Shweta Narayan
- The surprising health benefits of dreaming | Matt Walker
- The science of extreme weather -- and how to reduce the harm | Al Roker, Al Gore, David Biello and Latif Nasser
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Author Archives: Peter Ellerton
Can you prove you have free will?
Exploring the relationship between cognitive skills and the values of inquiry. Grey boxes describe student work. This can be used to generate rubrics. CT Matrix
A model for understanding effective thinking through categorising key educational ideas and examining the relationships between them. Skills Values and Virtues of Inquiry
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland Belief in a flat Earth seems a bit like the attempt to eradicate polio – just when you think it’s gone, a pocket of resistance appears. … Continue reading
Zeno does it again.
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland When a group of Australians was asked why they believed climate change was not happening, about one in three (36.5%) said it was “common sense”, according to a report published last year by the … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland The idea of a thinking machine is an amazing one. It would be like humans creating artificial life, only more impressive because we would be creating consciousness. Or would we? How can meat think? … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland The old adage that children should be seen and not heard is nothing but wishful thinking. Children are naturally inquisitive and they usually can’t help verbalising their curiosity. Asking “why?” is the most natural … Continue reading
Working together for critical thinking in schools Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the societies in which they … Continue reading
How to teach all students to think critically 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 … Continue reading
Is this a good analogy?
More from Dilbert
Discuss (1) this analogy and the (2) image below. (1) Here is the source article for the analogy. “That’s the thing. The reason why we would be hesitant to endorse it is that – what normal person would be paid to do something so … Continue reading