Critical thinking & zététique
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"Science is an attempt, largely successful, to understand the world, to get a grip on things, to get hold of ourselves, to steer a safe course. Microbiology and meteorology now explain what only a few centuries ago was considered sufficient cause to burn women to death." Carl Sagan, in The Demon-Haunted World . "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." Carl Sagan. "The principal cause of belief in psychic phenomena is the inability of the average man to observe accurately and estimate the value of evidence, plus a bias in favor of the phenomena being real."
1 À première vue, un astronome devrait pouvoir donner un point de vue pertinent sur l’astrologie. Ces deux « disciplines » ne s’occupent-elles pas du ciel ? Ne partagent-elles pas en outre une longue histoire commune ?
As much as it riles up proponents of science-based medicine like myself, homeopathy can be a great teaching tool. But most of the time this opportunity is squandered.