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4 Simple Words That Will Make You a Better Critical Thinker

Few questions expose the limits of one's knowledge quite like these four words do.<p><i>How can we develop our critical thinking abilities? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Allen Lobo,</b> …

Critical Thinking

Seven Types of Atheism by John Gray review – fascinating study of disbelief

The British philosopher has produced a thought-provoking account of the tradition of atheism and the problems with it<p>There is an old story of two atheists in Northern Ireland who expressed relief that they had risen above the religious rivalry of their contemporaries. Then one defined himself as a …

Atheism

Solar power’s greatest challenge was discovered 10 years ago. It looks like a duck.

A researcher discusses the “duck curve” he helped discover.<p>Back in 2008, a group of researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) noticed a funny-looking shape in their modeling.<p>They were starting to take solar photovoltaic (PV) panels seriously, running projections of what might …

Renewable Energy

Writing is Innovation

As an idea, innovation is getting tossed around a lot in education lately.Anytime I see something accepted en masse, I get suspicious. I find it …

Innovation

Atheists are more intelligent than religious people, finds study

Religious people are, on average, less intelligent than atheists, researchers claim.<p>With the number of people with a religious belief on the rise – …

Groundbreaking new studies suggest the presence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Physics

Reasons Why Atheists Don't Believe in Gods

It is difficult to credit any one religion as being True or any one god as being True when there have been so many throughout human history. None …

Hinduism

This Debate Between An Atheist A Practising Muslim About Science Vs Religion Is A Must-Watch

It can be stated fairly comfortably that science and religion have been at loggerheads since the beginning of their existence.<p>Getting an atheist and …

9 Surprising Signs You May Be Smarter Than Average | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom may point to smart people having advanced levels of cognition, creativity, or emotional intelligence, but if you ever wondered whether you belong with the brainy bunch, these nine signs may confirm what you already know.<p>1. You're the first child in the family.<p>A study of 250,000 …

The Brain

Commentators who don't understand the grid should butt out of the battery debate

Criticising South Australia’s battery for not meeting peak demand is akin to raging at your smartphone because it can’t send a fax<p>Ketan Joshi is a communications consultant for the renewable energy industry<p>• Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by …

Wind Power

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

Psychology

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

Competencies vs. Skills

The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century. The ensuing conversations have provided an …

Pedagogy

Here Is a List of Teaching Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and More

Teaching Skills List and Examples<p>Updated December 24, 2017<p>When you're writing resumes and cover letters and applying for teaching jobs, there are …

Pedagogy

Who was Fazlur Rahman Khan? The genius who made today's skyscrapers possible

In 1931, New York's Empire State Building became the tallest building in the world and a symbol of America's place on the world stage after World War II.<p>Few expected, however, that at 381 metres (1,250 feet) high, it would remain the world's tallest for more than four decades. After it was …

Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

<i>Bret Stephens delivered the Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture this week at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read the full text of his remarks</i> …

Donald Trump

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 20: Athenian Prisoners Reciting Euripides Set Free

<b>The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Question 5: What is the point of the introductory story?</b><p>The evening before battle, Pericles, Athenian statesman and military commander-in-chief, and his second-in-command fall into a literary discussion about the appropriateness of certain color-adjectives in describing an …

Critical Thinking