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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?
- Basic Moral Orientations
- Algebra in Bikinis
- Dilbert Confirmation Bias
- Psychological Egoism powerpoint
- Indian High Court Rules Astrology is a Science
- Bayesian Inference (Homo Bayesianis)
- Rating Critical and Integrated thinking
- Are we in control of our own decisions?
- The power of the non sequitur
- Harvard Justice Series: The Moral Side of Murder
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- What if We Could Have Meat Without Murder?
- Montaigne Fled the Plague, and Found Himself
- Policing Is Doing What It Was Meant to Do. That’s the Problem.
- White America Wants Me to Conform. I Won’t Do It.
- Carrie Mae Weems: A Crack in the Cultural Armor
- A Cog in the Machine of Creation
- Where Dance and Fashion Collide
- Five Theses on Creativity
- What Does Art Have to Do With the Coronavirus?
- The Robot Artists Aren’t Coming
- Building bridges from the coast
- From tourists to stewards of nature
- Comforting classics in changing times
- Virtual pleasure and peace in lockdown
- Rebuilding our Cultural Assets post-Covid-19
- What does it mean to be human-centred?
- The (Local) Road to Recovery
- Designing the recovery and beyond
- Is it time for 21st century cathedral thinking?
- A Shadow Pandemic: Covid-19 and Domestic Violence
- Why People Are Toppling Monuments to Racism
- Why Do Smells Trigger Memories?
- Unraveling the Mindset of Victimhood
- Is Brain Stimulation the Key to Athletic Performance?
- How Nature Helps Body and Soul
- Which of These Four Attachment Styles Is Yours?
- Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don't Fit Their Worldview
- It Shouldn't Be Taboo to Publish Images of Those Killed by Violence
- The Messenger Is the Message
- Do Not Blame Racism on Nature
- Scenes from a Black trans life | D-L Stewart
- Can beauty open our hearts to difficult conversations? | Titus Kaphar
- How the pandemic will shape the near future | Bill Gates
- The courage to live with radical uncertainty | Shekinah Elmore
- What foods did your ancestors love? | Aparna Pallavi
- Stop being a bystander in your own life | Tracy Edwards
- The trials, tribulations and timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine | Jerome Kim
- How we can build sustainable, equitable cities after the pandemic | Vishaan Chakrabarti
- How women will lead us to freedom, justice and peace | H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
- The beauty and complexity of finding common ground | Matt Trombley
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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?