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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?
- Bayesian Inference (Homo Bayesianis)
- A Useful Introduction to Critical Thinking Skills
- The Kantian Heritage
- The web means the end of forgetting - an essay on forgetting, re-invention and personal identity in the age of Facebook
- Three essays about France's response to the veil (hijab, burqa, etc.)
- Why would anyone believe the Earth is flat?
- Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
- Logic in conversation
- Algebra in Bikinis
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- The Illuminations of Hannah Arendt
- The Pain and Promise of Black Women in Philosophy
- The Philosopher as Bad Dad
- What Religion Gives Us (That Science Can’t)
- Our Broken Trust in Public Space
- What’s So Good About Original Sin?
- This Is Not Just About Junot Díaz
- The Ancient Myth of ‘Good Fences’
- How to Be a Prophet of Doom
- ‘Transparency’ Is the Mother of Fake News
- Type R and Organisational Resilience
- The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
- Blockchain platforms can enable good work
- Museum Conservation and 21st Century Education
- 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
- Biases Make People Vulnerable to Misinformation Spread by Social Media
- How Facebook Programmed Our Relatives
- Separating Families May Cause Lifelong Health Damage
- Why We Procrastinate and 5 Ways to Stop
- Fat-Carb Combo Is a Potent One–Two Punch
- How Identity, Not Issues, Explains the Partisan Divide
- Could Multiple Personality Disorder Explain Life, the Universe and Everything?
- Numerous Health Problems Burden Young Adults with Autism
- Bloomsday Tribute to James Joyce, Greatest Mind-Scientist Ever
- Living with Neighborhood Violence May Shape Teens' Brains
- Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild
- How Netflix changed entertainment -- and where it's headed | Reed Hastings
- How we can bring mental health support to refugees | Essam Daod
- Technology that knows what you're feeling | Poppy Crum
- The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de Waal
- Can home cooking change the world? | Gastón Acurio
- Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty
- How I'm bringing queer pride to my rural village | Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile
- The incredible potential of flexible, soft robots | Giada Gerboni
- How to get empowered, not overpowered, by AI | Max Tegmark
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
The sum of all knowledge in two books…
There’s a big difference between science and pseudoscience. But if people don’t understand how science works in the first place, it’s very easy for them to fall for the pseudoscience. Source: What exactly is the scientific method and why do … Continue reading
Assuring users that the company’s entire team of engineers was working hard to make sure a glitch like this never happens again, Facebook executives confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that a horrible accident last night involving the website’s algorithm … Continue reading
If philosophy is to stay relevant, it must bridge the gap between feeling, thought and reason. Few would disagree with two age-old truisms: We should strive to shape our lives with reason, and a central prerequisite for the good life … Continue reading
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
Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy Latest figures show that student scores in reading, writing, language and numeracy have failed to improve despite schools receiving record funding over the past few years. The National Assessment Program – Literacy … Continue reading
Dan Ariely — One of the most significant of TED talks for understanding how we think.
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE Abstract: For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation Contrast this with homeopathy, a field that has generated no discernible growth in knowledge or practice. While the use of modern scientific language may make it sound more impressive, there is no corresponding increase in knowledge … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The Conversation What’s particularly disturbing about current science education at the primary, secondary and tertiary level is the almost complete lack of explicit consideration of what I’ve referred to as the “nature of science”. Not only are many … Continue reading
Alex Rosenburg, The Stone. It is often said that we can never truly know the minds of others, because we can’t “get inside their heads.” Our ability to know our own minds, though, is rarely called into question. It is … Continue reading
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
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 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
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