Category Archives: Reason

Aussie party boy

Video link here Possible topics / activities: Values analysis Professional ethics Discuss “Should Corey be held responsible?” Discuss “Should the anchor have asked Corey to take off his glasses?”

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Difficult topics

What is your position? photo credit: Facebook

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Creativity and Logic

Neuroscientist Beau Lotto “Creativity asks us to do that which is hardest: to question our assumptions, to doubt what we believe to be true.” http://bigthink.com/videos/beau-lotto-creativity-is-another-form-of-logic

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Animal smarts: Pigeons

“New research at the University of Iowa shows that pigeons can discriminate the abstract concepts of space and time—and seem to use a different region of the brain than humans and primates to do so.” Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-12-pigeons-discriminate-space.html

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Cognitive abilities of pigs

Some videos that address pigs’ cognitive abilities…

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The Psychology of Cows

http://www.newsweek.com/cow-cattle-animal-intelligence-science-personalities-emotion-697979

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Chimps play ultimatum game

video link: here

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Is Data sentient? Can he reason?

Is Star Trek’s Commander Data a sentient being? Can he reason? Explore possible answers to those questions in the episode titled “The Measure of a Man”. View the clip here.

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Has reasoned thinking lost its power?

Speakers: Rebecca Newberger Goldstein & Steven Pinker

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“A better way to argue about politics”

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/520737/a-better-way-to-argue-about-politics/

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