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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?
- The Scientific Method
- Sample persuasive essay
- Social Philosophy booklet
- Philosophical Health Check
- The Truth Wears Off
- Peace of Mind: Near-Death Experiences Now Found to Have Scientific Explanations
- Squashed Philosophers
- Cognitive Bias in Reasoning
- Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
- Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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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
- 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
- The Olympics without Fans Is Harming Athletes' Performance
- Immune Cells Suggest New Alzheimer's Treatment Possibilities
- How to Raise Kids Who Don't Grow Up to Be Jerks (or Worse)
- New Brain Implant Transmits Full Words from Neural Signals
- The Neuroscience of Taking Turns in a Conversation
- 'Ambiguous Loss' from Miami-Area Condo Collapse Makes Grieving Harder
- We're Fumbling the Return to Physical Offices
- How the Pandemic Roiled the Foster Care System
- It's Not You, It's COVID: Couples Who Blamed Pandemic for Tensions Stayed Happier
- The Quiet after the Storm
- The informal settlements reshaping the world | Jota Samper
- The radical, revolutionary resilience of Black joy | Miracle Jones
- 3 rules for a zero-carbon world | Nigel Topping
- The ancient origins of the Olympics | Armand D'Angour
- Are wild animals really "wild"? | Emma Marris
- How every child can thrive by five | Molly Wright
- The (de)colonizing of beauty | Sasha Sarago
- Why COP26 is our best chance for a greener future | Alok Sharma
- 3 myths about racism that keep the US from progress | Candis Watts Smith
- The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone
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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)