Monthly Archives: October 2012

Bayesian thinking

I’m a big fan of Bayesian reasoning, and I like the idea of applying it to human intelligence.  Usually it is in terms of failures of reasoning, compared with the gold-standard of Bayes.  That’s why I like this post from Andrew … Continue reading

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Great Science Ads!

Check out the pictures at the bottom of this science museum’s site.  And they have some nice 30 second videos! I particularly like:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijOru9mRkAM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Rn4MVlCEc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-VTrUfsCPc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvhaTPt-P7c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xopGkG7r7L8 and a must see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLKnoD1YTto  

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Breaking news: Doctor hallucinates and is convinced that science is wrong

This article in Newsweek about a neurosurgeon named Eben Alexander who had a near-death experience, states that he is convinced that heaven actually exists, and that science is wrong about the origin of consciousness and what happens after death.  His argument: … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking

A recent post on critical thinking from one of my favorite climate blogs.   In a nutshell there is: Constantly check one’s views against evidence from the real world. Think in terms of multiple, rather than single, causes. Think in … Continue reading

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