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SkepticBlog is a collaboration among some of the most recognized names in promoting science, critical thinking, and skepticism including. Regular bloggers include: Daniel Loxton, Donald Prothero, Mark Edward, Michael Shermer, and Steven Novella. Gimme that new-time religion! A review of Dr. Karen Stollznow's excellent summary of America's bizarre religions, "God Bless America" READ the post

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Elementary Educators (K-3) Materials for Purchase We have created a K-3 Teacher bundle to help you foster critical thinking in the classroom on a daily basis. The items in this bundle contain the titles most relevant to and commonly purchased by K-3 teachers at a savings to the individual item cost. The K-3 Teacher Bundle includes instructional design materials for grades K-3, elementary products for classroom use, and materials to help the teacher learn and begin to internalize the concepts of critical thinking. The Thinker's Guides included help deepen a teacher’s understanding of the foundations of critical thinking.

Shop Skeptic: The Mind of the Market, by Michael Shermer The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans,and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy and why people are so irrational about money. How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian organism, evolved through natural selection as the fittest way to satisfy our needs?

Leon Festinger Leon Festinger (8 May 1919 – 11 February 1989) was an American social psychologist, perhaps best known for cognitive dissonance and social comparison theory. His theories and research are credited with repudiating the previously dominant behaviorist view of social psychology by demonstrating the inadequacy of stimulus-response conditioning accounts of human behavior.[1] Festinger is also credited with advancing the use of laboratory experimentation in social psychology,[2] although he simultaneously stressed the importance of studying real-life situations,[3] a principle he perhaps most famously practiced when personally infiltrating a doomsday cult. He is also known in social network theory for the proximity effect (or propinquity).[4]

Knowledge Management as Educational Science Knowledge Management as Educational Science Our brains naturally function systematically, and if we can learn to teach and learn to this biological strength we can become far more effective. Image provided by Walter Smith. Can we create a science of knowledge management that teachers can use to influence learning? In the previous seven articles, I have outlined a system of knowledge management that can be used to design, manage and implement a comprehensive model of education. Do knowledge management systems have a basis in science? NeuroTribes "The Structure of Flame" by autistic artist Jessica Park. Courtesy of Pure Vision Arts: In 2007, the United Nations passed a resolution declaring April 2 World Autism Awareness Day — an annual opportunity for fundraising organizations to bring public attention to a condition considered rare just a decade ago. Now society is coming to understand that the broad spectrum of autism — as it’s currently defined, which will change next year with the publication of the DSM-5 – isn’t rare after all. In fact, “autism is common,” said Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S.

Test Yourself for Hidden Bias Psychologists at Harvard, the University of Virginia and the University of Washington created "Project Implicit"to develop Hidden Bias Tests — called Implicit Association Tests, or IATs, in the academic world — to measure unconscious bias. To take Project Implicit's Hidden Bias Tests, click here. You may be asked to register. About Stereotypes and Prejudices Shop Skeptic: The Soul of Science, by Michael Shermer (NOTE: This is a pocket mini-book. 3.5 x 5.5 inches, 35 pages) In The Soul of Science (a pocket mini-book) Michael Shermer asks, “Can we find spiritual meaning and purpose in a scientific worldview?” Spirituality is a way of being in the world, a sense of one’s place in the cosmos, a relationship to that which extends beyond ourselves. There are many sources of spirituality; religion may be the most common, but it is by no means the only.

CO2 ACQUITTAL (Rocket Scientist's Journal) Carbon dioxide, a benign gas, is now the hyper–volatile fuel of public policy, media hype, and world politics. Climatologists, undeterred by their inability to predict even the dominant features of the earth’s climate record – the ice ages and the glacial periods – have nonetheless scored a political coup by cobbling together three selected bits of science into a cataclysmic prediction: man is on the verge of destroying life on the planet. The three cobblestones are (1) a smattering of greenhouse gas physics, (2) half a million years worth of data from Vostok ice cores and (3) half a century of data from Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 monitoring. Presented here are new results from analysis of the second, the Vostok data, reductions which have a profound effect on the other two legs of the global warming stool, on the role of carbon dioxide, and ultimately on public policy. {Begin rev. 6/29/08.} IPCC said,

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