Apr 26, 2020
In this episode, we look at applying the tools of good critical thinking and skepticism to analyzing conspiracy theories.
Apr 18, 2020
In this episode of our series on "Science as Inquiry" we look at those things that keep people from engaging in good critical thinking practices and how to overcome them.
Apr 11, 2020
"The fox knows many little things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."-Archilochus
We trace this quote from the Archaic Greek poet through the work of the philosopher Isaac Berlin to see how it applied to create good practices of critical thinking. Characteristics include having an inquiry focus, being flexible,...
Apr 1, 2020
In this episode we broaden our focus to consider critical thinking in a more comprehensive way by looking at what it is, why its such a valuable habit of mind to have and what types of activities contribute to making it such a powerful process.
Mar 22, 2020
One of the pillars of the Roman Republic and Empire was its ability to survey, divide, assign and tax land. In this episode of the podcast, we look at processes, people and tools that made such precise surveying possible.