Uproar #1,855 of 2018: Attorney General Jeff Sessions invokes the Bible to defend the Trump administration's enforcement of immigration law. What exactly did Sessions say in a speech to law enforcement officers on June 14? I checked four sources and came up with two different versions. (That should remind us to check multiple sources and realize … Continue reading The Sessions Bible
“Employers nearly universally agree that to achieve success at their companies, a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex programs is more important than his or her undergraduate major.” Hart Research Associates If you take only one course in your lifetime, make it this one. You will develop the fundamental skills … Continue reading Free online course: Critical Thinking Basics
If you take only one course in your lifetime, make it this one. You will develop the fundamental skills of statement classification, research, analysis, and argument. You'll find that practicing these skills can lead to better communication, healthier relationships, and smoother navigation in all areas of life. Here's what one student has to say ... … Continue reading New online course: Critical Thinking Basics
"I guess they finally figured out that it only takes one man to do the job of two women.” A rolling pin "is useful for making pie crusts or for keeping wayward wives in line”. “Whatever men do they must do twice as well as women to be thought half as good. Luckily this is … Continue reading Does this achieve gender equality?
Tiny frog unseen until leaping from the bright leaf I love the challenge of haiku. Reading it and writing it. Haiku in English, that is. I'm not quite up for the challenge of real Japanese haiku! Still, English haiku has its demands that make it a beautiful process and product. SYLLABLES • That sensational syllabic structure … Continue reading Springtime for haiku
Their jaws dropped. They stared at me with eyes wide open. Just like the time a few weeks ago when I told them that there will be sex in heaven. It's not unusual for us to have brain-bending and mind-blowing moments at God Questions, a weekly event of The Thinkery. This time, though, an audible, … Continue reading Jealousy is love
You’re driving on a remote road and approach a bus stop. Three people are waiting: the man/woman of your dreams, an old friend who once saved your life, and an elderly woman who is sick. You have room in your car for only one passenger. What do you do? What is good science? Is the … Continue reading We’re not zombies, but we need your brain
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We've all done it. We've inspired a facepalm with a thinking malfunction. But there are ways to minimize facepalms (and worse). Follow these tips to keep your brain out of autopilot, and you'll see improvement in every area of life. Because thinking is kinda important. THINKING TIP 1 Make the effort. Arguably, the number one … Continue reading Five ways to sharpen your thinking skills
"Adults choose their toys over my body. Where are my rights?" Those words were chalked on a sign held by a ten-year-old girl at a rally outside of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention this past weekend. That will instantly tug at your heartstrings, unless you think. What this sign really says: Your constitutionally-protected right … Continue reading This NRA protest sign misses the target