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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?
- Cognitive Dissonance Explained
- The Tools of Critical Thinking
- Homeopathic leak threatens catastrophe
- Humbug! The skeptic's fieldguide to spotting fallacies in thinking
- Monty Python - 'We found a witch!' scene from The Holy Grail
- How to properly use Ad Hominem attacks
- Alternative Medicine - Sincerity no substitute for evidence
- Science in the lead?
- Philosophy — What’s the Use?
USEFUL RSS FEEDS
- Rebooting the Ethical Soldier
- Raising My Child in a Doomed World
- Adrian Piper Speaks! (for Herself)
- What Trump Doesn’t Get About Conservatism
- Stanley Cavell and the American Contradiction
- The Ignorant Do Not Have a Right to an Audience
- The Illuminations of Hannah Arendt
- The Pain and Promise of Black Women in Philosophy
- The Philosopher as Bad Dad
- What Religion Gives Us (That Science Can’t)
- Businesses must go All In for sustainability
- How do governments add value to society?
- Is there hope for Blackpool?
- Does the UK measure up on food and health?
- A Wider Landscape on Democracy
- Type R and Organisational Resilience
- The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
- Blockchain platforms can enable good work
- Museum Conservation and 21st Century Education
- Anchors Aweigh: Universities and local industrial strategies
- 4 Myths about Extroversion We're Guilty of Believing
- Should We Loosen the Restrictions on Psychedelics?
- The Seventh Sense
- A Sense of Discovery: How the Immune System Works with the Brain
- What Is Less Scary in the Dark?
- The Same Genes May Underlie Different Psychiatric Disorders
- Smaller Plates Don't Make Meals Look Bigger When You're Hungry
- Will Science Ever Solve the Mysteries of Consciousness, Free Will and God?
- Could Brain Stimulation Slow Cancer?
- The Psychology of Roller Coasters
- What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media | Mikhail Zygar
- What your smart devices know (and share) about you | Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu
- The power of diversity within yourself | Rebeca Hwang
- The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | Will Marshall
- The genius behind some of the world's most famous buildings | Renzo Piano
- "The Last Serenade" | Lili Haydn
- An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White
- A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi
- How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson
- How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights
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Category Archives: Media Articles, Cartoons
A useful resource produced by NASA debunking claims that the moon landings were faked. Debunking moon landing conspiracies
A useful teaching resource in deductive logic. Booklet of logic puzzles. Truth Puzzles
From NYTimes – By GARY GUTTING, The Stone Link – As a philosophy professor, I spend much of my time thinking about the arguments put forward by professional philosophers. As a citizen (and an occasional columnist for The Stone), I also spend lots of … Continue reading
Another analogy brought to you by Dilbert.
If ‘I’ change ‘my’ mind? Then where do ‘I’ fit in?
Robert Nozick’s dangerous question.
From John Stuart Mill’s On Liberty, Aristotle’s ‘mean’ philosophy to the principle of charity, here are the greatest principles of philosophy By JULIAN BAGGINI, Editor of The Philosopher’s Magazine 1. THE HARM PRINCIPLE by JOHN STUART MILL, 1806-1873 Whenever legislation is … Continue reading
Are all ideas equal? Not in the classroom By Peter Ellerton, University of Queensland There is a widespread belief amongst teachers that it is part of their duty of care, even a defining aspect of their professionalism, that all views … Continue reading
The truth, the whole truth and … wait, how many truths are there? Calling something a “scientific truth” is a double-edged sword. On the one hand it carries a kind of epistemic (how we know) credibility, a quality assurance that a … Continue reading
Sam Harris on TED
Listen and learn: the language of science and scepticism Peter Ellerton Making sure what’s intended is what’s heard can be more difficult than it seems. Melvin Gaal (mindsharing.eu) As scientists, one of our responsibilities should be to promote clarity. A lot … Continue reading
No one likes to change their mind, not even on climate People put up all kinds of psychological barriers to changing their minds. Thomas Galvez Last night’s ABC documentary I Can Change Your Mind About Climate was about two people — … Continue reading
Another legend from Dilbert.
Stradivarius Fails Sound Test Versus Newbie Violins Download pdf (from sciam) Can you tell the difference between modern violins and antiques crafted by Italian masters? Don’t feel too bad – expert players can’t do it either. In a double-blind test, 21 experienced … Continue reading