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A Guide to Looking Smart on the Internet: How to Find and Evaluate Online Information. We frequently talk about scientific issues because they are important to us.

A Guide to Looking Smart on the Internet: How to Find and Evaluate Online Information

Each day we encounter hundreds of news articles and blog posts talking about science. For many of us, scientists cannot seem to make up their minds and everything is controversial. If we take a look at any one of the polarized issues in public science debates such as vaccines, GMOs, or climate change, two sides both present an abundance of scientific literature.

If we look at both sides of the literature, we see that there are reputable professionals on each side and the research on both sides seems just as thorough as the other.


Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure. Skeptics Stack Exchange. Rbutr - Rebuttals, Debunkings and Counter Arguments to misinformation on the internet - Think Again. Sources. פרוייקט ונוס. Phil Plait at TAM 8: Don't Be A Dick. Science. Logic. Tim Minchin's Storm the Animated Movie. Christopher DiCarlo - "How to Become a Really Good Pain in the Ass" - TAM 2012. Sam Harris delivers like a comedian. Harris vs annoying Theist. Must see! Sam Harris: The Fireplace Delusion. Phil Plait at TAM 8: Don't Be A Dick. ‫לונדון קירשנבאום פרופ' יקיר אהרונוב נובל פיזיקה פיסיקה‬‎ The Unbelievers - Coming 2013.

Be careful what you wish for: Dr. Roey Tzezana at TEDxKibbutzimCollegeofEducation. Daniel Dennett: Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking. Teaching the Science of Decision-Making. Welcome to Less Wrong. HWzone - חדשות - אנרגיה אין-סופית? הקופסא השחורה של אנדריאה רוסי. WAKE UP! We are all ONE - Change YOURSELF to change the World.

Modern science is now beginning to confirm what spirituality, philosophy, sages, ancient teachings and psychedelics have been saying for millennia: the entire Universe is One and what we think of as "reality" is just an illusion; the only real thing in the Universe is Consciousness.

WAKE UP! We are all ONE - Change YOURSELF to change the World

“If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.” -Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize in Physics 1922 “The total number of minds in the universe is one.” -Erwin Schrödinger, Nobel Prize in Physics 1933 “A new consciousness is developing which sees the earth as a single organism and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. The term New World Order (NWO) refers to the emergence of a bureaucratic collectivist one-world government. Significant occurrences in politics and finance are speculated to be orchestrated by an unduly influential cabal operating through many front organizations. This video shows you why it is hard to convince others of your truths. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sean Carroll Refutes Supernatural Beliefs. Toward the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences. Wheaton's Law. About Wheaton’s Law is an internet axiom which states “Don’t be a dick.”

Wheaton's Law

It was originally used in the context of sportsmanship in online gaming but its scope was eventually expanded to apply to life in general. Origin The axiom was coined by American actor and writer Richard William Wheaton III (Star Trek: TNG) during his keynote speech at the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) in August 2007. One of the core messages of Wheaton’s speech was the importance of sportsmanship in online gaming, which eventually became encapsulated in the phrase “Don’t be a dick.”

The keynote speech and his proposition were met by positive reception from the audience and the webcast viewers at home, as well as significant coverage from a number of well-known geek culture blogs like Ars Technica, 1UP, and Joystiq. One of the core messages of my speech was “don’t be a dick” when you play games online, and a lot of people told me how glad they were to hear that. Wil Says, “Don’t be a dick!” . . . or something. ג'ארד דיאמונד: מדוע תרבויות מתמוטטות. Psychology of Intelligence Analysis. Rupert Sheldrake - The Science Delusion BANNED TED TALK. The Neuroanatomical Transformation of the Teenage Brain: Jill Bolte Taylor at TEDxYouth@Indianapolis. אפקט פורר. אפקט פורר (באנגלית: Forer effect; על שם הפסיכולוג ברטרם פורר) הוא הטיה קוגניטיבית המכונה גם אפקט ברנום (על שם הקרקסאי פי.

אפקט פורר

טי. Scholar Citations. Sam Harris - Death and the Present Moment. Douglas Adams: Parrots the Universe and Everything. משחקים. Dunning–Kruger effect. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is.

Dunning–Kruger effect

Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence accurately. Their research also suggests corollaries: high-ability individuals may underestimate their relative competence and may erroneously assume that tasks which are easy for them are also easy for others.[1] Dunning and Kruger have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in those of low ability, and external misperception in those of high ability: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others.

"[1] Original study Supporting studies. The Philosophy of Liberty. Philip Zimbardo: Why ordinary people do evil ... or do good. 8 תעלומות שהמדע לא יכול להסביר - חדשות אפוק טיימס מסתרי המדע. 1.

8 תעלומות שהמדע לא יכול להסביר - חדשות אפוק טיימס מסתרי המדע

מהם חיים? Authors@Google: James Randi. The Great Courses® - Audio & Video Lectures from The World’s Best Professors. "פוצצו את בית ההסתדרות" מאת עדו.

"פוצצו את בית ההסתדרות"

The Language of the Divine Matrix Part 1/2. Simon Singh presents at TEDxCAM on Libel Law reform. Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception. Dan Gilbert asks, Why are we happy? Open-mindedness. Kumare - Official Trailer HD (Vikram Gandhi) The burden of proof. Mr. Tompkins. Ludwig von Mises Institute : The Austrian School Is Advancing Liberty. FreedomWorks Live, FreedomWorks Live freedomworks on USTREAM. Politics.

VS Ramachandran on your mind. The Manpollo Project. TheraminTrees. Borax Crystal Star - Sick Science! #069. ‫10 - השיטה המדעית מוסברת בפשטות‬‎ DeeperWeb Search - The Essential Search Engine Addon and Plugin. Eric Kandel: Unconscious Decision Making. ‫לחץ חברתי Peer pressure Социальное давление‬‎


Sharp Drop Zone. Philosophy. NLP. Conspiracies. על ספקנות, ביקורתיות ומעורבות ציבורית בנושאים כלכליים. את הנאום המעניין ביותר בוועידת הנשיא האחרונה נשא דווקא יוג'ין קנדל, יו"ר המועצה לכלכלה.

על ספקנות, ביקורתיות ומעורבות ציבורית בנושאים כלכליים

אלו הדברים שאמר, כפי שצוטטו בכתבה באתר כלכליסט: "האיום הגדול ביותר על המשק הישראלי הוא שאנחנו ירדנו לתחתית המדרגה ברמת הדיון שלנו בנושאים כלכליים. הפסקנו להאמין שהצד שלא מסכים איתנו מייצג עמדה לגיטימית. אנחנו לא מקשיבים אנחנו רק תוקפים. המטרה מקדשת את האמצעים… זה לא משנה מה אתה אומר, העיקר שיהיה מה להגיד בעיתון או באתר או במדיה החברתית.