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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?
- Straw man fallacy from Dilbert
- The quest for Renassaince Man
- Free Will vs the Programmed Brain
- What Price for a Human Life?
- Logic in conversation
- Scientists and Global Warming (Does the analogy hold?)
- The Relativity of Wrong - Isaac Asimov
- Morality without Religion
- International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles
- Who is 'you'?
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- Philosophy in the wake of Empire part 5: Tracks of thought
- Philosophy in the wake of Empire part 4: Africa
- Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 3: Missionary feminism
- Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 2: Migrants and other Others
- Philosophy in the wake of Empire pt. 1: The white way to think
- The problem with humanism
- Feminism, ecology, motherhood
- Could I Be My Own Soul Mate?
- It’s a Terrible Day in the Neighborhood, and That’s O.K.
- The Real Cost of Tweeting About My Kids
- The Perils of Abstraction
- We Don’t Actually Want to Be Happy
- Are You a Moderate? Think Again
- Marie Yovanovitch’s Moral Courage
- The Lesson History Teaches Is Tragic
- How We Went From ‘Soup Nazis’ to Real Nazis
- What Kind of Problem Is Climate Change?
- Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon
- News: December 2019 / January 2020
- Trump & Arendt Debate The Wall: Fictive Questions, Real Answers
- Chris Gill’s Cartoon
- Am I Dreaming? by James Kingsland
- Would Machiavelli Vote For Donald Trump?
- Cosmopolitanism & Immigration
- Galileo’s Error by Philip Goff
- Dewey & Climate Denial2
- Proverbs for Engraving onto Imperial Monuments
- Reassessment of Alzheimer's Drug Raises Hope--and Concerns
- How a Flawed Experiment "Proved" That Free Will Doesn't Exist
- The Language You Speak Influences Where Your Attention Goes
- Police Killings of Unarmed Black Americans May Affect Health of Black Infants
- Is ASMR Real or Just a Pseudoscience?
- Could Fruit Flies Reveal the Hidden Mechanisms of the Mind?
- It's Time to Shift Tactics on Alzheimer's Disease
- Americans Are Fast to Judge Social Class
- What Racial Discrimination Will Look Like in 2060
- The Dark Side of Gratitude
- The profound power of an authentic apology | Eve Ensler
- A video game that helps us understand loneliness | Cornelia Geppert
- The problem of light pollution -- and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson
- 3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser | Kara Logan Berlin
- How I'm using biological data to tell better stories -- and spark social change | Heidi Boisvert
- How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans | Alejandro Durán
- The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone | Cathy Mulzer
- How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit | Mike Cannon-Brookes
- 7 beliefs that can silence women -- and how to unlearn them | Deepa Narayan
- Why I draw with robots | Sougwen Chung
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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