Critical Thinking Conference 2012

Critical Thinking Conference 2012-88
It is imperative to understand why we fall for bullshit if we are ever to effectively overcome it.I will discuss the cognitive science of human beliefs with a specific focus on political fake news and new-age woo (“pseudo-profound bullshit”).Brian Greene Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory.

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The workshop will address best practices in teaching critical thinking and rational skepticism based on published research and experience of 19 years teaching multiple sections of general education critical thinking at a California public university.

The workshop will emphasize the main teaching strategy of this general education college course- that of assessing specific examples of pseudoscience with a toolkit of critical thinking concepts and strategies which are developed over the course a semester.

He has put more magic on Television than any other magician in history.

Luckily Banachek is also a skeptic and debunker of charlatans and mentalist techniques.

The participants will be assigned to one of several teams. In a final plenary session, each team will present its findings.

Finally, a general discussion and comparison of these findings will take place.

She practiced as a licensed naturopath in the United States for three years and then left the profession after realizing naturopathy is a pseudoscientific ideology.

She now writes to expose issues with naturopathy, the current rising profession in alternative medicine.

This workshop is for the skeptic that is interested in making a difference by finding realistic and practical methods of fighting back against the nonsense we see in society every day.

Mark Edward and Susan Gerbic are involved in hands-on activism interactions.

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