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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?
- Hypothesis forming excercise
- How Anecdotal Evidence Can Undermine Scientific Results
- Science and art from Dilbert
- Philosophy of Religion - Unit Exam
- Fallacy of 'Appeal to Nature'
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- God and Free Will
- UNESCO's Philosophy Portal
- Argumentation booklet
- A causal nightmare
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- Why Philosophers Shouldn’t Sign Petitions
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- Quentin Tarantino’s Cosmic Justice
- Ai Weiwei: Can Hong Kong’s Resistance Win?
- Judith Butler: When Killing Women Isn’t a Crime
- Democracy Is for the Gods
- Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Fascism’ Claim Too Extreme?
- A Revolution in Happiness
- A Philosopher on Brain Rest
- ‘There’s Just No Doubt That It Will Change the World’: David Chalmers on V.R. and A.I.
- Misinformation Has Created a New World Disorder
- Why Moral Emotions Go Viral Online
- The Dawn of Self-Consciousness
- A Swiss Army Knife for Your Mind
- The Psychological Key to Creating the Best Version of You
- Can We Rely on Our Intuition?
- Antisense Drugs for Huntington's, ALS and Prion Diseases Could Meet the Dire Need for Brain Treatments
- Certain Personality Types Are Likely to Make a "Foodie Call"
- Blood Tests for Alzheimer's: Two Experts on Why New Studies Are Encouraging
- How We Are Wired for Smell
- How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- When do kids start to care about other people's opinions? | Sara Valencia Botto
- What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo
- "You Have the Rite" | Marc Bamuthi Joseph
- The human skills we need in an unpredictable world | Margaret Heffernan
- What it was like to grow up under China's one-child policy | Nanfu Wang
- How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman
- Why governments should prioritize well-being | Nicola Sturgeon
- The new political story that could change everything | George Monbiot
- An urgent call to protect the world's "Third Pole" | Tshering Tobgay
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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