QualiaSoup: Open-mindedness

A while back I came across QualiaSoup, a UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world. Their YouTube channel has a number of well-produced videos and after having a friend recently share with me a video from QualiaSoup, I thought I would share one each week as a way to promote the videos.

This weeks’ video from QualiaSoup is about Open-mindedness, looking at some of the flawed thinking that prompts people who believe in certain non-scientific concepts to advise others who don’t to be more open-minded.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqaqXI

I strongly recommend looking at the rest of the videos on the channel, or you watch the select few that I Post here. Check them out at QUALIASOUP.

QualiaSoup: Critical Thinking

A while back I came across QualiaSoup, a UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world. Their YouTube channel has a number of well-produced videos and after having a friend recently share with me a video from QualiaSoup, I thought I would share one each week as a way to promote the videos.

This weeks’ video from QualiaSoup is a look at some of the principles of critical thinking.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OLPL5p0fMg

I strongly recommend looking at the rest of the videos on the channel, or you watch the select few that I Post here. Check them out at QUALIASOUP.

QualiaSoup: The Lack of Belief in Gods

A while back I came across QualiaSoup, a UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world. Their YouTube channel has a number of well-produced videos and after having a friend recently share with me a video from QualiaSoup, I thought I would share one each week as a way to promote the videos.

This weeks’ video from QualiaSoup is about the Lack of Belief in Gods, explaining the concept, refuting common objections and giving a number of reasons that atheists are sometimes ‘fervent’.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNDZb0KtJDk

I strongly recommend looking at the rest of the videos on the channel, or you watch the select few that I Post here. Check them out at QUALIASOUP.

QualiaSoup: Evolution

A while back I came across QualiaSoup, a UK artist and secular humanist discussing critical thinking, science, philosophy & the natural world. Their YouTube channel has a number of well-produced videos and after having a friend recently share with me a video from QualiaSoup, I thought I would share one each week as a way to promote the videos.

This weeks’ video from QualiaSoup is about Evolution,Addressing some misconceptions and explaining some of the basics.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vss1VKN2rf8

I strongly recommend looking at the rest of the videos on the channel, or you watch the select few that I Post here. Check them out at QUALIASOUP.

Stuff you may have missed for February 19, 2012

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Sapphire Fossicking in Glen Innes

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Top: Final Destination – The furthest point north in the trip. Bottom Left: Glen Innes, the celtic country town. Bottom Right: Me, fossicking for sapphires in the local river.

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A countryside shot along the New England Highway near Parkville.

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Angry Clouds – As we approached Glen Innes, the chance of rain seemed high.

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Long Road Ahead – Travelling along this road with my car was torture; the rocks are large and unforgiving.

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Dusty: We arrive at our destination dusty, but not battered.

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Top Left: Looking Upstream from a rocky pass, Top Right: Looking Upstream from the nearby campgrounds, Bottom Left: The Australian Bush, Bottom Right: A disused river dock

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Top Left: The gear; Top Right: Clearing the “Wash” of dirt, Bottom Left: Sifting through the pebbles for a hint of blue; Bottom Right: Looking upstream from the fossicking area.

Rampant Shady Science: Why we should take what we read with a grain of salt

Check out this amazing TED Talk from Ben Goldacre on “Battling bad science“; or take a look at the below info graphic for an overview of the talk!

Don’t get the wrong idea. The studies show that despite bias creeping in, they are still the most accurate results.

Bad Science
Created by: ClinicalPsychology.net

Stuff you may have missed for February 12, 2012

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Stuff you may have missed for February 9, 2012

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