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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?
- Is there a difference between patriotism & jingoism?
- Valid Arguments, Tautologies and Formal Fallacies (deductive logic)
- A Wonderful Piece of Pseudoscience in Advertising
- The web means the end of forgetting - an essay on forgetting, re-invention and personal identity in the age of Facebook
- Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations
- Blasphemy and Public Policy
- Ethical Dilemmas in Science
- Some useful tips on how to raise an argumentative child
- Failing the Turing Test
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- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 4: Nietzsche and nihilism
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 3: Derrida and the text
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 2: Confucius, wealth and politics
- Philosophy in a nutshell pt 1: The aphorism
- Politics at the extremes
- PRESENTS — Ideas
- Progressive Islam
- The abominable heretic
- Shifting the frame on COVID-19
- How to Reopen the American Mind
- How Should an Atheist Think About Death?
- What Moral Philosophy Tells Us About Our Reactions to Trump’s Illness
- How to Die (Without Really Trying)
- Faces in a Nursing Home
- We Need a Monument to the Unknown America
- Don’t Fear Dying. Fear Violence.
- Should We Cancel Aristotle?
- Was This Ancient Taoist the First Philosopher of Disability?
- What if We Could Have Meat Without Murder?
- 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
- Why Hatred and 'Othering' of Political Foes Has Spiked to Extreme Levels
- Governments Worldwide Consider Ditching Daylight Saving Time
- Media Multitasking Disrupts Memory, Even in Young Adults
- Conservative and Liberal Brains Might Have Some Real Differences
- The Science of Nerdiness
- The Psychology of Fact-Checking
- The Disturbing History of Research into Transgender Identity
- AI Assesses Alzheimer's Risk by Analyzing Word Usage
- What We Know So Far about How COVID Affects the Nervous System
- Hypnosis Experts Cast Doubt on Famous Psychological Experiments
- What crows teach us about death | Kaeli Swift
- How to foster productive and responsible debate | Ishan Bhabha
- The power of venom -- and how it could one day save your life | Mandë Holford
- Our existential flight from death -- and wisdom on connecting to grief | Kevin Toolis
- Climate change is becoming a problem you can taste | Amanda Little
- What if a US presidential candidate refuses to concede after an election? | Van Jones
- Can we create vaccines that mutate and spread? | Leor Weinberger
- What it takes to create social change against all odds | Ralph Nader
- Why children stay silent following sexual violence | Kristin Jones
- How to reduce the wealth gap between Black and white Americans | Kedra Newsom Reeves
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Category Archives: Resources
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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
Four 1500m runners in the T13 class at the Paralympics all ran faster in their final than the time that won American Matthew Centrowitz the gold medal at the Summer Olympics in Rio last month. Source: Paralympics Rio 2016: 1500m … Continue reading
Hold on to your modus ponens; we’re getting serious about precision. Logic works in a surprising range of places, from the law to your smart phone. It’s all about propositions and connectives—if you infer validly you should end up with … Continue reading
Assuring users that the company’s entire team of engineers was working hard to make sure a glitch like this never happens again, Facebook executives confirmed during a press conference Tuesday that a horrible accident last night involving the website’s algorithm … 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
Want to improve NAPLAN scores? Teach children philosophy Latest figures show that student scores in reading, writing, language and numeracy have failed to improve despite schools receiving record funding over the past few years. The National Assessment Program – Literacy … Continue reading
Dan Ariely — One of the most significant of TED talks for understanding how we think.
NATURE REVIEWS | NEUROSCIENCE Abstract: For several decades, myths about the brain — neuromyths — have persisted in schools and colleges, often being used to justify ineffective approaches to teaching. Many of these myths are biased distortions of scientific fact. … Continue reading
The Philosopher’s Zone – ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Free will is on the run. Bit by scientific bit, the belief that we might actually command our own domain is in retreat. But all is not lost, according to … 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
Is scientific progress outpacing progress in areas such as ethics and politics? What does progress in these areas look like?
Plato advocating for the Forms, Aristotle for the world. Add in the word ‘basketball’, and you cannot unsee it.
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
Can you prove you have free will?
Exploring the relationship between cognitive skills and the values of inquiry. Grey boxes describe student work. This can be used to generate rubrics. CT Matrix
A model for understanding effective thinking through categorising key educational ideas and examining the relationships between them. Skills Values and Virtues of Inquiry