A way of life

It's Spring Break (aka reading week), and I've already taken on some reading projects. I'm currently working through Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and considering the validity of the Dawkin's meme concept, especially in relation to ethics and "sociobiology." David Widdicombe, over at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, has an interesting critique of Darwinists who reject …

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Thou Shalt Not Commit Logical Fallacies

Download your free logical fallacies poster for the classroom here LogicalFallaciesInfographic_A3 Thanks to Massimo Pigliucci over at Scientia Salon. Pigliucci is dept. head of philosophy at CUNY and editor of Philosophy and Theory in Biology. His new website devoted to pursuing eudaimonia through public discourse. Here is their manifesto, which seems like a sensible vision …

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Sr Wooly – Spanish teacher genius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3KbP2OEbW4 I finally logged in to my Sr. Wooly account, home to the famous "Puedo Ir al Bano" song found on Youtube. I highly recommend subscribing to his site. Every video he provides has resources and teaching tips. I also found some pretty cool games. I don't know if you've heard, but this weekend in …

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Dante in the history of psychology

When teaching about the history of science, I make sure to talk about the medieval physiology of love. Teaching the history psychology can, ironically, be quite soulless if Plato, Aristotle, and the medievals are glossed as bumbling fools. I like to make the connection between Plato's ladder of love, physical vs intellectual eros, and Dante's …

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