Where science meets art. The only necessary and sufficient book store in Melbourne.
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Coordinator: Peter Ellerton
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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?
- Neuroscience and education: myths and messages
- Critical Thinking - An Introduction (Alec Fisher)
- Humanist Society of Queensland presentation
- Why should I respect oppressive religions?
- The Language of Science
- QSA Science ppt
- 10 Philosophical Principles
- The Crushing Grip of Reason
- How Science Works in Action
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- What’s So Good About Original Sin?
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- The Ancient Myth of ‘Good Fences’
- How to Be a Prophet of Doom
- ‘Transparency’ Is the Mother of Fake News
- 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
- Blockchain platforms can enable good work
- 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
- The power of creative thinking
- Regulation of AI: Not if but when and how
- Chances of Avoiding Dementia on Rise in U.S.
- Daydreaming May Help You Become More Socially Adept
- We Need to Stop Moving the Goalposts for Autism
- The Psychology of Taking a Knee
- Superslow Brain Waves May Play a Critical Role in Consciousness
- What You See in a 3-D Scan of Yourself Could Be Upsetting
- What Is Consciousness?
- Why We Need to Take Pet Loss Seriously
- Wealthy Families Invest More in Sons
- When Do Puppies Hit "Peak Cuteness" to Humans?
- Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
- How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
- How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
- How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
- The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
- What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
- 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
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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)