Education

Curse of Knowledge

Regarding my previous post on the lack of accessibility of critical thinking information, even Carl Sagan’s Cosmos has this problem. Despite being hailed as supremely understandable for general audiences (both the book and the series), I found that it also posed too many challenges in its basic linguistic accessibility to …

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Education

An Aspect of Accessibility

Since “accessibility” has so many different meanings in education, let me start by clarifying that I am referring to students (and general audiences) being able to access the meaning of information they encounter. This seems to be a weak point in the skeptic, atheist, and critical thinking movements, and something …

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The Atheist Academic

The Atheist Academic: News Flash — Some Atheists are Assholes!

The other day, I was looking at my personal blog. I’ve got things on that that I wrote four or five years ago. It’s always a bit embarrassing for me to read through all that emotion that pours out as I write. In person, I’m cheerful and slightly inappropriate and …

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