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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?
- Natural Deduction booklet (deductive logic)
- Rating Critical and Integrated thinking
- What use Philosophy?
- Reasons for Reason
- Internet Encylopedia of Philosophy
- Philosophy of Religion website
- Meat without slaughter: '6 months' to bio-sausages - science-in-society - 31 August 2011 - New Scientist
- How Science Works
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
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- How to Fix Fake News
- What ‘Justice’ Really Means
- Trump’s New Taunt, Kavanaugh’s Defense and How Misogyny Rules
- Nietzsche Made Me Do It
- Wittgenstein’s Confession
- Germany’s Nazi Past Is Still Present
- Is Boycotting Israel ‘Hate’?
- Why We Try So Hard to Escape Our Humanity
- The Metamorphosis of the Western Soul
- The Question We Must Keep Asking
- Waking up to gender inequality
- Walking the tightrope on the future of work
- Design Thinking for Writing
- Inclusivity comes from respect not indignity
- Adventure learning at Crystal Palace Park
- Work and the Transition Myth
- Enabling education for all
- Designing a roadmap to ethical AI in Government
- Businesses must go All In for sustainability
- How Exercise Might "Clean" the Alzheimer's Brain
- Nice People Have Emptier Wallets
- Neuroscientists Use Rabies to Explore the Brain
- What Would Happen If Everyone Truly Believed Everything Is One?
- Confident Tone Overcomes Accent Distrust
- Beyond Intelligence
- Science Just Gets in the Way of Things Being How We Want Them
- Is Chronic Anxiety a Learning Disorder?
- 5 Tricks to Handle Passive-Aggressive People
- How Accurate Are Personality Tests?
- Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling
- Let's protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang
- How whistle-blowers shape history | Kelly Richmond Pope
- What baby boomers can learn from millennials at work -- and vice versa | Chip Conley
- What Americans agree on when it comes to health | Rebecca Onie
- 3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer | David Korins
- How cryptocurrency can help startups get investment capital | Ashwini Anburajan
- How I climbed a 3,000-foot vertical cliff -- without ropes | Alex Honnold
- The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon
- "New Second Line" | Camille A. Brown
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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