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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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- The Upside of Envy
- Happy Birthday, Karl Marx. You Were Right!
- It’s Westworld. What’s Wrong With Cruelty to Robots?
- Should I Give Up on White People?
- Should Chimpanzees Be Considered ‘Persons’?
- Type R and Organisational Resilience
- The New Localism: Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur
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- Museum Conservation and 21st Century Education
- Anchors Aweigh: Universities and local industrial strategies
- The Non Sense of Work Life Balance
- The rights of people with a disability are being ignored – what can we do?
- Bringing classical music to a new audience
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- Regulation of AI: Not if but when and how
- Wealthy Families Invest More in Sons
- When Do Puppies Hit "Peak Cuteness" to Humans?
- Are We Even Playing the Same Game?
- Why Are White Men Stockpiling Guns?
- The Truth about Hans Asperger's Nazi Collusion
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- The Science of Altering Consciousness
- 10 Things You Don't Know about Yourself
- Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
- Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
- "You Found Me" | Helen Gillet
- How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
- The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
- Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
- The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
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- The truth about unwanted arousal | Emily Nagoski
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Another classic from Dilbert See also Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc
From the concept by Chalmers. Could humans exist that are not conscious? The extract below is from his site. Philosophical zombies It is philosophical zombies that I’m most interested in here, since I’m a philosopher and they raise very interesting … Continue reading
The coherency theory of truth
Not natural? Think again… Homosexuality is quite common in the animal kingdom, especially among herding animals. Many animals solve conflicts by practicing same gender sex. via http://www.news-medical.net/news/2006/10/23/20718.aspx?page=1 From the middle of October until next summer the Norwegian Natural History Museum … Continue reading
Great stuff again from The Stone (NYTimes) Who Wrote Shakespeare? While it is perfectly obvious to everyone that Ben Jonson wrote all of Shakespeare’s plays, it is less known that Ben Jonson’s plays were written by a teen-age girl in … Continue reading
When people believe more strongly in something AFTER they have been given information that refutes it…. Good explanation here http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/06/10/the-backfire-effect/ And paper by Brendan Nyhan here (pdf). Abstract below. An extensive literature addresses citizen ignorance, but very little research focuses … Continue reading
The way of logic – 02 December 1995 – New Scientist FOR almost two centuries, anthropologists have been studying how non-European cultures understand the world around them. Now philosophers of science are getting in on the act. Armed with intellectual … Continue reading
Bayesian Inference (and a good explanation of Bayes’ Theorem) ~best to ignore this one if you’re not already in the loop~ via http://www.brera.mi.astro.it/~andreon/inference/Inference.html
By Dilbert, of course… Wikipedia cognitive dissonance.
ISRAELI children with birth defects are increasingly suing the medical authorities for ever allowing them to be born. The rise in such “wrongful life” lawsuits, which the medical profession estimates at 600 since the first case in 1987, has prompted … Continue reading
Chimpanzees Should Not Be Used in TV or Movies (via Scientific American) Does the use of chimps in movies distort the conservation message? By Jason G. Goldman | October 12, 2011 | 3 Lots of people mistake bonobos for chimpanzees, despite the fact that they’re really … Continue reading
Another brilliant Dilbert
Excellent intellectual exercise
Well worth reading the whole lot. The language is absolute nonsense. “By strengthening the body’s own natural energy and innate intelligence, the QLink allows it to recognise and differentiate between which external energies are healthy, and which are not. The … Continue reading
Via MICHAEL P. LYNCH NYTimes The Stone Rick Perry’s recent vocal dismissals of evolution, and his confident assertion that “God is how we got here” reflect an obvious divide in our culture. In one sense, that divide is just over the … Continue reading
Faster-than-light neutrinos show science in action Making a very good point about when to believe evidence. via Scientific American Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 24 hours, you’ve probably heard about the neutrinos that … Continue reading
Young children think like researchers but lose the feel for the scientific method as they age via Scientific American If your brownies came out too crispy on top but undercooked in the center, it would make sense … Continue reading
From www.dilbert.com of course…