Philosophy And Critical Thinking Notes For The Semester (With A Head Cold)

Goal: Begin to prepare notes for the first few weeks of teaching the semester.Additional Materials: This bottle of horrible smelling stuff that the chemist gave me to handle the headache, cough and inability to register ambient temperature.What is an argument? It's a set of statements in which a claim is made and supported, by way of premises, inferences and conclusion. We're looking at a series of statements or assertions which are purported to justify or explain a conclusion. Premise … [Read more...]

Vote For Derek Muller – The Key To Effective Science Videos For TED Talent Quest!

Head to the official site to vote for Derek!"The TED Talent Quest involved special salons in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear. Now the entire TED community has a chance to vote on the most promising presenters. At least 20 speakers in the TED2013 program will be chosen this way."In addition to my earlier post about James? You might also have listened to Derek talk about his Veritasium videos for Token Skeptic! Derek Muller … [Read more...]

Vote For James Byrne – How Plants Have Sex For TED Talent Quest!

Head to the official site to vote for James!"The TED Talent Quest involved special salons in 14 cities on six continents seeking to uncover new talents, voices and ideas the world needs to hear. Now the entire TED community has a chance to vote on the most promising presenters. At least 20 speakers in the TED2013 program will be chosen this way."You might recall James from an earlier Token Skeptic interview - he's completing a PhD in bacterial pathogenesis at the University of Adelaide. He … [Read more...]

An Introduction To Humanism Video (BHA)

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Little Kitten – Cloud Atlas Trailer

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Little Kitten – Guerilla Science – Particle Safari

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Day 1, ReSource 2012: Sir David Attenborough OM

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July 29th – Don’t Be A Dick Day

So, I'm staying out in my unseasonably sunny garden with some cold medicine and I'll update links to all the podcast episodes. Enjoy your day.  … [Read more...]

Token Skeptic Podcast Update – Now Out, Interview With Robin Ince!

TAM-time for skeptics was great, but it's over! Really looking forward to the DVD and while we do, let's listen to something different - now out, an interview with Robin Ince!For people who aren't familiar with the Token Skeptic podcast, I've collated the back-episodes on one handy page for ease of reference. The Best Of episodes are: #60 – On Token Skepticism – The Best Of (So Far) and #120 – On Token Skepticism – The Best Of (Yet Again). I'm working on links to every page for each show, but y … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Little Kitten

I'm unwell.Catch you later! … [Read more...]

Sir Says, ‘God created the World’ – Questions About Teaching The Controver[sies] In Schools

Recently I read a link via Twitter about allowing a homeopath to present to a group of schoolchildren and I had some doubts about the wisdom of teachers doing this - primarily because I don't know much about the context of what the students really knew about the topic (and whether their parents, and other staff members knew of the lecture, but I guess you can ask on the site) - and also because of ongoing debates about teaching claims like creationism in schools. Are they equivalent?Here's … [Read more...]


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