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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?
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- 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?
- Continental bid to remove veil in the face of Islamic extremism
- What Price for a Human Life?
- TANK Vodcast On Philosophy In Schools
- Philosophical Health Check
- Vegetarians and IQ (Post hoc ergo propter hoc?)
- Mill, John Stuart - On Liberty
- Philosophy of Mind website
- Annotated Bibliography example and explanation
- Religion and Ethics
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Category Archives: Critical Thinking
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
For years, the frustrating lack of progress on the problem of free will has been a scandal in philosophy. Now it looks as if neurobiology may help us out – and indeed it may, says John Searle, but don’t think … Continue reading
A matrix of questions to encourage thinking about an issue. Apparently a product of Spencer Kagan and seen everywhere nowadays. Highly recommended. Critical thinking. qmatrix
Slides from a presentation on science, pseudoscience and critical thinking. Includes 10 signs useful in sorting pseudoscience from the real deal. A Wolf in Sheep’s Labcoat (ppt) (Uploaded by Mike McRae.)
How to tell if your explanation is a good one. Science and pseudoscience. podcasts-Hypothesis (wmv)
A nice little scenario for students to develop their hypothesis forming skills. hypothesis question
Scientific American – 15 answers to creationist nonsense. Includes evolution, as you would expect. From Scientific American. 15 Answers to Creationst Nonsense (pdf)
Another great one from Jo Lau from the University of Hong Kong. Again, see more here http://www.asa3.org/ASA/Education/think/critical.htm. miniguide
Basics of Critical Thinking by Jo Lau from the University of Hong Kong – very nicely done. See more here http://www.asa3.org/ASA/Education/think/critical.htm. INtrotoCT
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
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
Great for testing hypothesis so let your imagination go.
Faked moon landings – the evidence and does it make for a good hypothesis. Moon landings faked as a good hypothesis
Applying the characteristics of a good hypothesis to the theory that crop circles are caused by aliens. Crop Circles and hypothesis (Word format)
All about hypothesis forming, the characteristics of a good hypothesis, testing hypotheses and hypotheses in the social sciences. Lots of worksheets included. Hypothesis
A simple description of the nature of hypothesis, theory and law. Attempts to address some popluar misconceptions about science. The Scientific Method
A rubric to help assess critical thinking from Washington State University – Great starting point. CIT Rubric 2006