Where science meets art. The only necessary and sufficient book store in Melbourne.
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Coordinator: Peter Ellerton
Web guy: Jason Etheridge
- 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?
- Exercises using truth tables or trees for validity worksheet
- Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
- Vilayanur Ramachandran: A journey to the center of your mind
- A Mini Guide to Critical Thinking
- The Role of Men in the Modern World
- Free will and mobile phones
- Handwriting analysis
- Theory of Knowledge Web Site
- Pick your Cognitive Bias
- We can't trust common sense but we can trust science
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- What Pop Stoicism Misses About Ancient Philosophy
- Humans Are Animals. Let’s Get Over It.
- Death Has Many Names
- What Would David Bowie Do?
- Are We the Cows of the Future?
- Time Isn’t Supposed to Last This Long
- A.I. and I
- Of Death and Consequences
- I Don’t Want You to ‘Believe’ Me. I Want You to Listen.
- Teaching Racial Justice Isn’t Racial Justice
- News: December 2021 / January 2022
- Guto Dias’ Cartoon
- Simon & Finn
- Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677)
- Philo of Alexandria (c.20BCE-c.50CE)
- On Philosophy and Philosophers: Unpublished papers, 1960-2000 by Richard Rorty
- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
- The Happy State
- The Philosopher with a Thousand Faces
- What Is Happiness?
- The Green Corridors Initiative
- Governance governing government
- Why print money when we can print wealth?
- Building a resilient health and care system
- We'll always have Paris?
- Experimentation and equity in global cities
- Technology-enabled deliberative democracy
- Healthier placemaking
- Creating a sovereign wealth fund in Wolverhampton
- Economic recovery and climate action
- How Brains Seamlessly Switch Between Languages
- The Psychological Differences between Those Who Love and Loathe Black Friday Shopping
- 'Constructive Arguing' Can Help Keep the Peace at Your Thanksgiving Table
- Expanding Mental Health Care Is a Medical Necessity
- Why People Won't Rethink Holiday Plans during a Pandemic
- Cannabis Use in Pregnancy Is Linked to Child Anxiety, Hyperactivity
- Infants as Young as Two Months May Be Able to Detect Faces and Scenes
- Personality Type, as well as Politics, Predicts Who Shares Fake News
- How Certain Gestures Help You Learn New Words
- Many Neuroscience Conferences Still Have No Black Speakers
- 3 questions to build resilience -- and change the world | Sister True Dedication
- Community investment is the missing piece of climate action | Dawn Lippert
- The dream of educating Afghan girls lives on | Shabana Basij-Rasikh
- How gratitude rewires your brain | Christina Costa
- The value of kindness at work | James Rhee
- What is melatonin -- and should you take it to fall asleep? | Matt Walker
- Is it really that bad to marry my cousin? | Mona Chalabi
- Ancient wisdom for healing the planet | Shweta Narayan
- The surprising health benefits of dreaming | Matt Walker
- The science of extreme weather -- and how to reduce the harm | Al Roker, Al Gore, David Biello and Latif Nasser
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Tag Archives: Peter Ellerton
There are at least 250,000 words in the English language. English – or any language – could never hold enough expression to convey the entirety of the human experience
Obviously simplistic, but ripe for comment!
What’s logic got to do with it? – Some of the greatest flashes of scientific inspiration were sparked by utterly illogical thinking.
POPULAR belief has it that science is the preserve of logical Mr Spocks. A great scientific discovery must surely spring from a series of logical steps, each taken coolly and calmly, in the rational order. But take some time to … Continue reading
Often misunderstandings about evolution are really misunderstandings about how science operates. This document deals with both rather nicely. Philosophy of Science. From the Skeptics Society. Top Ten Evolution Myths (pdf)
We may not be able to persuade people that astrology and graphology are nonsense, but psychology, with the help of a showman, reveals why they are so popular. The Barnum effect. Psychology and critical thinking. Hooked on horoscopes (pdf)
A beautiful analogy between science and chess.
We know that we are aware of ourselves. But we don’t know how. And we are not even sure why. The answers may lie in the physical processes of consciousness 01 April 1989 by SUSAN BLACKMORE New Scientists Magazine issue … Continue reading
Scientific American – 15 answers to creationist nonsense. Includes evolution, as you would expect. From Scientific American. 15 Answers to Creationst Nonsense (pdf)