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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?
- HIV a Hoax? (Onus of proof)
- Ethical Egoism
- Plato - The Republic
- Another Double Blind Test surprise
- Holidays for All
- Philosophy of Religion booklet
- Is there a difference between patriotism & jingoism?
- What Price for a Human Life?
- 'Thank You for Smoking' clip
- Curriculum Council Philosophy and Ethics (WA)
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- Presocratic Return
- Harley Schwadron’s Cartoon (1)
- How Do You Change Someone’s Mind?
- Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
- Metaphysical Animals by Clare Mac Cumhaill & Rachael Wiseman and The Women Are Up to Something by Benjamin Lipscomb
- Don’t Look Up
- Aristotle’s Guide To Living Well
- Daisetsu Suzuki (1870-1966)
- The Song of Ulysses
- The Pandemos
- 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 Squishy Math Is Revealing Doughnuts in the Brain
- How Gaslighting Manipulates Reality
- Voice Training Is a Medical Necessity for Many Transgender People
- Moral Injury Is an Invisible Epidemic That Affects Millions
- It's Time to Fight Light Pollution
- U.S. Kids Are Falling behind Global Competition, but Brain Science Shows How to Catch Up
- Cockatoos Work to Outsmart Humans in Escalating Garbage Bin Wars
- Why Kids Are Afraid to Ask for Help
- Spiky 'Sleep Spindles' Linked to Acts of Learning
- A Hormone May Boost Cognition in Down Syndrome
- Is there a link between cancer and heart disease? | Nicholas Leeper
- Is the pandemic actually over? It's complicated | Anthony Fauci
- You don't have to leave your neighborhood to live in a better one | Majora Carter
- Your invitation to disrupt philanthropy | Sara Lomelin
- Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels | Isabelle Boemeke
- How dance can unleash your inner joy | Ryan Heffington
- The trick to regaining your childlike wonder | Zach King
- How to lead in the new era of employee activism | Megan Reitz
- The affordable, 3D-printed bionics of the future | Enzo Romero
- The shift we need to stop mass surveillance | Albert Fox Cahn
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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