links for 06/14/2012

  • via @JMAbrassart 
    1. Thou shalt delineate the features that distinguish science from pseudoscience
    2. Thou shalt distinguish skepticism from cynicism
    3. Thou shalt distinguish methodological skepticism from philosophical skepticism
    4. Thou shalt distinguish pseudoscientific claims from claims that are merely false
    5. Thou shalt distinguish science from scientists
    6. Thou shalt explain the cognitive underpinnings of pseudoscientific beliefs
    7. Thou shalt remember that pseudoscientific beliefs serve important motivational functions
    8. Thou shalt expose students to examples of good science as well as to examples of pseudoscience
    9. Thou shalt be consistent in one’s intellectual standards
    10. Thou shalt distinguish pseudoscientific claims from purely metaphysical religious claims

    tags: science pseudoscience education psychology

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