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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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- What Judaism Teaches Us About the Fear of Death
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- Our ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ Is Killing the Planet
- The Coronavirus Is Us
- How Does a Buddhist Monk Face Death?
- Are ‘Near-Death Experiences’ Real?
- Facing the Fact of My Death
- Roger Scruton Was a Conservative. But What Kind?
- What Do We Owe the Dead?
- The Problem with Telling Children They're Better Than Others
- How Can You Tell If You Have Perfect Pitch?
- The Loneliness of the "Social Distancer" Triggers Brain Cravings Akin to Hunger
- City Birds: Big-Brained with Few Offspring or Small-Brained with a Lot
- Be Yourself--Everyone Else Is Taken
- Connecting with Voters in a Time of Social Distancing
- Feeling Cooped Up? Here's How to Stay Healthy, Sharp and Sane
- Treating "Moral" Injuries
- Can Science Explain Deja Vu?
- What's Scarier than the Coronavirus?
- In uncertain times, think like a mother | Yifat Susskind
- The intangible effects of walls | Alexandra Auer
- It's OK to feel overwhelmed. Here's what to do next | Elizabeth Gilbert
- What it's really like to have autism | Ethan Lisi
- Why sleep matters now more than ever | Matt Walker
- How to make pandemics optional, not inevitable | Sonia Shah
- How you can help save the monarch butterfly -- and the planet | Mary Ellen Hannibal
- How we can navigate the coronavirus pandemic with courage and hope | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
- How forgiveness can create a more just legal system | Martha Minow
- How to create meaningful connections while apart | Priya Parker
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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
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland The idea of a thinking machine is an amazing one. It would be like humans creating artificial life, only more impressive because we would be creating consciousness. Or would we? How can meat think? … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures. It is a common lamentation … Continue reading
Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland The old adage that children should be seen and not heard is nothing but wishful thinking. Children are naturally inquisitive and they usually can’t help verbalising their curiosity. Asking “why?” is the most natural … Continue reading
Working together for critical thinking in schools Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland One of the most desirable characteristics of school graduates is that they can think critically. This helps them individually and also helps the societies in which they … Continue reading
How to teach all students to think critically Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them … Continue reading
Is this a good analogy?
More from Dilbert
Discuss (1) this analogy and the (2) image below. (1) Here is the source article for the analogy. “That’s the thing. The reason why we would be hesitant to endorse it is that – what normal person would be paid to do something so … Continue reading
Another Dilbert moment…
By Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. The new course … Continue reading
How about robot cars with ethics settings adjusted to suite the driver? Here’s a Terrible Idea: Robot Cars With Adjustable Ethics Settings Here’s a PDF
From Philosophy and Public Affairs – click here for PDF