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View Resource The Skeptics Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions

Robert T. Carroll, a philosophy professor at Sacramento City College, provides this site, with a credo that says "the only thing infinite is our capacity for self-deception." It is highlighted by skeptical definitions (in the form of short essays) on topics from acupuncture to zombies. Professor Carroll is eloquent and entertaining at debunking almost anything imaginable. The reader clicks with...

http://skepdic.com/
View Resource The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volume 1: Definitions and Assessment Methods for Critical Thnking, Problem Solving, and Writing

In the past week, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has issued two significant publications. This publication, The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment Volumes 1 and 2, offer "a tool for researchers who are seeking comparative data about the policy-relevance of student outcomes measured in the primary skills areas of critical thinking, problem solving, and writing." This first volume...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000195.pdf
View Resource Critical Thinking On The Web: A Directory of Quality Online Resources

For those who believe the Web fosters only barely mindful surfing, we offer the following site as counterargument. Maintained by a professor at the University of Melbourne, Critical Thinking On The Web offers an extensive, annotated directory of resources dealing with the broad topic of critical thinking. In addition to a useful top ten that includes such Websites as Critical Thinking: What it is...

http://austhink.com/critical/
View Resource The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment, Volume 2: Selected Institutions Utilizing Assessment Results

In the past week, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has issued two significant publications. This publication, The NPEC Sourcebook on Assessment Volumes 1 and 2, offer "a tool for researchers who are seeking comparative data about the policy-relevance of student outcomes measured in the primary skills areas of critical thinking, problem solving, and writing." The second volume...

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2000/2000196.pdf
View Resource SURF

The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at the California Institute of Technology is designed to give "undergraduate students an opportunity to conduct research under the guidance of leading scientists and engineers." At the end of their time at Caltech each summer the students give an oral presentation on SURF Seminar Day. Mary Ann Ahart and Carolyn Ash authored the SURF Talk Book,...

http://sfp.caltech.edu/programs/surf
View Resource NeuroLogica Blog

Dr. Steven Novella, MD has his hands in many pots. Besides holding a position as an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine, he also co-founded the New England Skeptical Society, produces and hosts a weekly podcast (The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe) and writes nearly daily entries on his NeuroLogica Blog. Recent blog posts have examined the neural correlates of...

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https://theness.com/neurologicablog/