Promote Reason, Prevent Climate Catastrophes: Let’s Get ’Er Done
We must employ critical thinking and our powers of reason to recognize the problems of global climate change, play the hand we are being dealt, and get to work.
What Science Is and How and Why It Works
“Do whatever it takes to avoid fooling yourself into thinking something is true that is not, or that something is not true that is.”
I have come to understand that scientific skepticism is a weird beast that is often difficult to understand, especially from the outside.
Science and Skepticism
These are the times that try men’s souls.” This was true when Thomas Paine uttered these words, and they remain true today.
How Can Skepticism Do Better?
We must begin to develop more effective means of disseminating the fruits of our labors to individuals who are skeptical of our skepticism.
Authority and Skepticism
One of the unwelcome side effects of the mostly wonderful democratization of knowledge that has been ushered in by the age of the Internet is that we are losing consensus on what to consult when settling a bet.
The Science Literacy Paradox
Why really smart people are often the most biased in their opinions…
Fate: Inventing Reasons for the Things That Happen
You might guess there wouldn’t be much psychological research on belief in fate, destiny, or purpose, but you’d be wrong.
Our Conspiracy-Generating Brains
Brotherton argues that conspiracy theories, ultimately, are stories not unlike those we have been telling each other throughout the ages.