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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?
- Reasons for Reason
- Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804) - Critique of Pure Reason
- Morality without Religion
- Scientific Theory vs Scientific Law
- Consciousness - science tackles the self (pdf)
- Evidence for consciousness being a brain-wide activity
- Artificial Intelligence
- Female Circumcision: Rite of Passage Or Violation of Rights?
- Suing for Being Born
- Holidays for All
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- How We Went From ‘Soup Nazis’ to Real Nazis
- What Kind of Problem Is Climate Change?
- Do We Really Understand ‘Fake News’?
- The Beauty of the Ordinary
- Why Are Poor Women Poor?
- Should Work Be Passion, or Duty?
- Don’t Dismiss ‘Safe Spaces’
- Why Philosophers Shouldn’t Sign Petitions
- Dear God, Are You There?
- Quentin Tarantino’s Cosmic Justice
- Dangerous Minds: Nietzsche, Heidegger, & the Return of the Far Right by Ronald Beiner
- News: October/November 2019
- Schopenhauer’s Flight of the Valkyries
- Shelley Matheis’ Cartoon
- Goading Gladiators
- Michel Serres (1930-2019)
- The Mind of Leonardo da Vinci
- Conceptual Origami
- Philosophical Outlook & Mental Well-Being
- Ancient Teeth Reveal Social Stratification Dates Back to Bronze Age Societies
- How Mere Humans Manage to Comprehend the Vastness of the Universe
- Artificial Intelligence Learns to Talk Back to Bigots
- Sleep Deprivation Shuts Down Production of Essential Brain Proteins
- The Fearful Mind
- It's Time for a World without Gender
- Quiet Disadvantage: Study Finds Extroverts Are Happier--Even When They're Really Introverts
- Play May Be a Deeper Part of Human Nature Than We Thought
- Is Death Reversible?
- I Heard It Before, So It Must Be True
- Revelations from a lifetime of dance | Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
- What Bruce Lee can teach us about living fully | Shannon Lee
- How we're using DNA tech to help farmers fight crop diseases | Laura Boykin
- A personal plea for humanity at the US-Mexico border | Juan Enriquez
- A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest
- How we're helping local reporters turn important stories into national news | Gangadhar Patil
- The transformative power of video games | Herman Narula
- This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life | Tara Djokic
- Reducing corruption takes a specific kind of investment | Efosa Ojomo
- Why language is humanity's greatest invention | David Peterson
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Category Archives: Philosophy of Science
Is there something wrong with the scientific method? Philosophy of science. From the New Yorker. The Truth Wears Off (pdf)
Are all wrongs equally wrong? TOK, philosophy of science, nature of truth, inductive reasoning. Asimov – The Relativity of Wrong (pdf) Full text below
Nature of Science – philosophy of science STEM conference – Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
Good Sagan stuff. Philosophy of science. Does Truth Matter and related articles – Carl Sagan (pdf) Full text below
Scientific literacy. QSA Science (pptx)
Nature of Science Presentation (pptx)
Ask the philosopher by Tim Soutphommasane, The Australian Dec 12 2009 ‘WITHOUT presuming that claims about climate change must be immune from scrutiny, the science appears, in my humble opinion, to be persuasive enough. Yet much within the climate change … Continue reading
Nice little overview of how the whole thing started. From New Scientist magazine. Philosophy of mind, consciousness, self. 20 March 2009 by A C Grayling AFTER John Locke published his Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690, he sent copies to various … Continue reading
Electrodes implanted in the brains of people with epilepsy might have resolved an ancient question about consciousness. Philosophy of mind, consciousness. From New Scientist magazine. ‘Consciousness signature’ discovered spanning the brain 00:00 17 March 2009 by Anil Ananthaswamy For similar stories, … Continue reading
A list of topics from Wikipedia – visit there by clicking on the links – well worth the effort. Decision-making and behavioral biases Many of these biases are studied for how they affect belief formation, business decisions, and scientific research. … Continue reading
People’s visceral reaction to incest or betrayal by others could stem from a natural aversion to potentially toxic foods. Moral Philosophy, ethics. Another revealing article from New Scientist magazine. 19:00 26 February 2009 by Ewen Callaway For similar stories, visit the The … Continue reading
From Philosophy Bites. Philosophy of Science. Nice piece and quite short. David Papineau on Scientific Realism (mp3)
Interesting article on why people may feel psychic from New Scientist. Philosophy of mind, human nature, psychics, psychology. New Scientist Belief Special 28 January 2006 Glad to be gullible Clare Wilson It is five minutes past midnight and I am alone … Continue reading
Comments on the American President’s signature. Pseudoscience, fallacies of reasoning hasty generalisation. Australian Institute of Graphology??? Barack Obama’s signature reveals his secrets By Justin Vallejo The Daily Telegraph January 22, 2009 12:01am Secrets revealed … the pronounced and embellished initials … Continue reading
How do we place a moral value on science? What issues are here and on the horizon that will test our moral boundaries through the advancement of science? Philosophy of science, ethics, moral philosophy. From New Scientist magazine. Immoral advances: … Continue reading
How it’s done from the American Skeptics. Pseudoscience, psychics, cold reading, hypothesis testing. 10_Easy_Psychic_Lessons
From New Scientist magazine. Demonstrates how pseudoscientific medicines often make outrageous claims as to their efficacy. Science, pseudoscience, alternative medicine. 17 September 2008 From New Scientist Print Edition FEEDBACK is indebted to denizens of the Urban75.com bulletin board for alerting us to … Continue reading
Irrational ideas. Intelligent design. Philosophy of religion. Philosophy of science. (cartoon)
A lovely description of the process of science. David Goodstein, B.S., M.S., Ph.D., is Vice Provost, Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, and theFrank J. Gilloon Distinguished Teaching and Service Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena,California. Philosophy of science. HowScienceworks