Tag Archive for critical thinking

Start kids early on skeptical thought – it’s FUN


It’s wonderful to bring you some good news about positive outreach in science and skepticism. Check out this program for kids taking place in Spokane, Washington. They teach kids how to recognize bad science by showing them why dowsing and astrology SEEMS to work but ultimately is a fail. Bad Science Fridays teaches young scientists…

Santa parade party pooper

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And they call Skeptics party poopers! Man arrested after telling kids there’s no Santa |  The Kingston Whig-Standard. A 24-year-old Kingston man was arrested Saturday evening during the Santa Claus parade along Princess Street after police received a complaint that someone was walking along the parade route telling children that Santa Claus didn’t exist. A…

Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations


Critical thinking explained in six kid-friendly animations. If you’ve been looking for a crash course in basic logic — or just want to explain to a friend exactly what a logical fallacy is — turn your attention to these simple, easy-to-understand videos, which lay out the basics of critical thinking.

Strange sounds in the sky NOT explained by scientists


STRANGE SOUNDS IN SKY EXPLAINED BY SCIENTISTS. People fascinated by the sky noises phenomena were abuzz when a real-life scientist put forth explanations for the events: Mr. Khalilov, what is the nature of the unusual very low-pitched sounds reported by a great number of people in different parts of the planet since the summer of…

Sylvia Brown’s 50th anniversary tour


The World’s Most Renowned Psychic and Spiritual Teacher SYLVIA BROWNE returns to Las Vegas on her 50th Anniversary Tour with a limited engagement at the Imperial Palace, February 28 – April 19 Las Vegas audiences will have the opportunity to witness the unbelievable as psychic icon Sylvia Browne brings her unique one-woman show and lecture…

Rileygate ends: Time to move forward and be constructive


Posting under the categories of skeptical activism and critical thinking, I consider this news because it has been a hot topic in “the skeptical community” (however you wish to define that – the group of people that have common topic interests, frequents certain websites, attends particular types of events, reads specific publications, shares a similar…

Trouble at Center for Inquiry Canada


We can’t always bring you fun news or good news. Along with that comes the bad… There has not been much official about the turmoil at CFI Canada but it is undergoing a wholesale change. Here is a blog entry (opinion) with various viewpoints for you to explore. Sandwalk: The Implosion of CFI Canada. The…

Too much to think about? Let the government handle it.


Ignorance Is Bliss When It Comes to Challenging Social Issues   The less people know about important complex issues such as the economy, energy consumption and the environment, the more they want to avoid becoming well-informed, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Through a series of five studies conducted in 2010…

Spanish study says public lacks critical reasoning of multimedia messages


Informed Citizens? Spaniards’ Capacity for Analyzing Audiovisual Messages Is Very Low, Study Suggests The purpose of the study was to be able to infer whether or not citizens have sufficient knowledge and capacity to manage, analyze, participate in and evaluate different aspects related to the multimediated context in which they live. This is especially relevant,…