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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?
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- Why Philosophers Shouldn’t Sign Petitions
- Dear God, Are You There?
- 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.
- 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 to Love Your Enemies
- Debate Arises over Teaching "Growth Mindsets" to Motivate Students
- 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
- The real relationship between your age and your chance of success | Albert-László Barabási
- How to use family dinner to teach politics | Hajer Sharief
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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?