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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?
- When media become dispensers of justice
- Burka ban a headache for a liberal society
- 1,500 Animal Species Practice Homosexuality
- International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge essay titles
- Philosophy — What’s the Use?
- TANK Vodcast On Philosophy In Schools
- Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations
- Evolution comic
- Hume's Problem of Induction
- Scientific Theory vs Scientific Law
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- Deepfakes Are Coming. We Can No Longer Believe What We See.
- Becoming Parents to Ourselves
- The Myth That Defines Our Age
- Seeking Refuge, Legally, and Finding Prison
- Before I Could Change the World, I Had to Change Myself
- Power Is Everywhere, but Love Is Supreme
- Enough With Crumbs — I Want the Cake
- A Lesson for (and From) a Dystopian World
- Why Fiction Trumps Truth
- What Happens When Our Leaders Lack Moral Courage
- Why Freud Should Be Dead
- Better Memory through Electrical Brain Ripples
- Using Marijuana to Get High Dates Back Millennia
- Are People with ADHD More Creative?
- Free Will Is Real
- Clearing Up Some Misconceptions about Neurodiversity
- A New Approach to Addiction Treatment
- The Mindset of Eating Disorders
- "Noncoding" Mutations May Play Unexpected Key Role in Autism
- We Should All Use They/Them Pronouns ... Eventually
- The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs
- My life as a work of art | Daniel Lismore
- Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin
- 3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings | Priya Parker
- The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | Karen Lloyd
- The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made | Juna Kollmeier
- The healing power of reading | Michelle Kuo
- The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live | David Brooks
- "Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler
- Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels
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Category Archives: Philosophy of Science
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
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
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
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
Hume-Dialogues – Jeff Speaks
Listen and learn: the language of science and scepticism Peter Ellerton Making sure what’s intended is what’s heard can be more difficult than it seems. Melvin Gaal (mindsharing.eu) As scientists, one of our responsibilities should be to promote clarity. A lot … Continue reading
Stradivarius Fails Sound Test Versus Newbie Violins Download pdf (from sciam) Can you tell the difference between modern violins and antiques crafted by Italian masters? Don’t feel too bad – expert players can’t do it either. In a double-blind test, 21 experienced … Continue reading
The way of logic – 02 December 1995 – New Scientist FOR almost two centuries, anthropologists have been studying how non-European cultures understand the world around them. Now philosophers of science are getting in on the act. Armed with intellectual … Continue reading
Via Embiggen Books In this excellent talk given by Peter Ellerton (winner of the 2008 Australian Skeptics prize for Critical Thinking) on the Climate Change debate, the viewer is encouraged to examine the way in which the debate is being … Continue reading
Excellent intellectual exercise
Well worth reading the whole lot. The language is absolute nonsense. “By strengthening the body’s own natural energy and innate intelligence, the QLink allows it to recognise and differentiate between which external energies are healthy, and which are not. The … Continue reading