Christian News How Thinking Goes Wrong How Thinking Goes WrongTwenty-five Fallacies That Lead Us to Believe Weird Thingsby Michael Shermerfrom his 1997 book "Why People Believe Weird Things"(used by kind permission of the author; all rights reserved) In 1994 NBC began airing a New Age program called The Other Side that explored claims of the paranormal, various mysteries and miracles, and assorted "weird" things. I appeared numerous times as the token skeptic -- the "other side" of The Other Side, if you will. On most talk shows, a "balanced" program is a half-dozen to a dozen believers and one lone skeptic as the voice of reason or opposition. The Other Side was no different, even though the executive producer, many of the program producers, and even the host were skeptical of most of the beliefs they were covering. I did one program on werewolves for which they flew in a fellow from England. Another program was on astrology. Hume's Maxim Problems in Scientific Thinking 1. 2. 3. (2) All sea-creatures have gills. 4. 5. 6. 7.
GodSpy, online Catholic magazine and community - Flock Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day – Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow – eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki – Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips. Also, check out these books for more ideas on pertinent life skills: Photo by: vramak Related 12 Universal Skills You Need to Succeed at Anything There are a lot of skills you don’t need. April 30, 2012
The Christian Science Monitor Internet Sacred Text Archive Home Dicta&Contradicta - Flock 5 Ways To Stay Happy No Matter What Happens Most people have no control over their emotional well-being. They feel ecstatic when good stuff happens and depressed when things go wrong. Their lives are roller coaster rides: sometimes up, sometimes way down. But what if you could be happy no matter what happens? You’d stay calm when your car breaks down and your boss shouts at you. If being in command of your emotional state sounds good, take charge of your life with these 5 easy tips. 1. Many people feel they need something – more money, new clothes, better relationships – to make them happy. But even when you get everything that’s supposed to make you happy, life will have ups and downs. So stop chasing; start living. 2. We often blame other people, circumstances and even objects for our problems. But life is full of different people and situations: some are good and some are bad. Instead of blaming others for what’s wrong in your life, focus on what you can do to make things better. 3. We live in a world of endless stimulation. 4.