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Scientific Thinking

Battling Psychics and Ghosts: The Need for Scientific Skepticism

Rodney Schmaltz | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Rodney Schmaltz

Through countless questions from college and university students about aliens, ghosts, and a wide variety of New Age and alternative health and psychological treatments, I've realized the need to teach scientific skepticism, and that using examples of pseudoscience -- claims that appear to be scientific but are not -- can be an invaluable resource.

The Messiness of Science: From Galactic Dust to Corn Syrup

Mark Alpert | Posted 06.24.2014 | Science
Mark Alpert

science moves in fits and starts. Nothing is proven until it's proven. Good researchers are always skeptical, always questioning their own results and those of their colleagues. It can be a frustrating process. Just ask my daughter.

On Darwin Day, Promoting Scientific Thinking

Rep. Rush Holt | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Rep. Rush Holt

We learn through the study of science that the world is not capricious, that there is a majestic order and beauty that emerges from understanding. Science leads to a more optimistic view of the possibilities of humans. For some it also leads to a greater appreciation of the divine.

This Is My Brain on Science

Eric Korpela | Posted 04.25.2012 | Science
Eric Korpela

You may ask, "What is it like in a scientist's brain?" Let's start with my thought processes for an everyday task like seeing an article on The Huffington Post -- for example, this one: "Venus May Be Slowing Down, New ESA Data Suggests."