Critical Thinking



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Carl Sagan’s book entitled “Billions and Billions, Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium“, contains a rather interesting chapter on the topic of Abortion. (Chapter 15 to be precise). Side Note: Interestingly enough, Carl himself never once used the phrase “Billion and Billions” in Cosmos. He did […]

Carl Sagan’s Thoughts on Abortion




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There is an article in the UK’s Guardian that reports that Wikipedia has banned the Daily Mail because it is an un-reliable source … Wikipedia bans Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source Online encyclopaedia editors rule out publisher as a reference citing ‘reputation for poor fact checking and sensationalism’ Wikipedia editors have […]

Has Wikipedia really banned Daily Mail as ‘unreliable’ source?


The BBC reports on a recently published study as follows … A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion. Researchers suggest “pre-emptively exposing” readers to a small “dose” of the misinformation can help organisations cancel out bogus claims. Stories on the US election and Syria are […]

Is a Fake News Vaccine really possible?


Science writer Ryan Mandelbaum, who was also a researcher at CERN at one point, has published a fascinating exchange that took place between himself, Neil deGrasse Tyson , others, and anti-science journalist Anthony Liversidge. It was not a formal debate, but instead was a friendly backstage spontaneous conversation that Ryan has published in detail because it […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s dialog with an anti-science journalist