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Announcements ‘Prisoners of silence’ available on SAKAI Attendance starts today This week: Assignment 1 due on Sept. 27 Details discussed this Wednesday (09/15)
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Outline Revisit Facilitated Communication Begin to talk about scientific thinking Set the stage for our investigation of mind
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The American paradox ???? ????
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Quotes from Sam Harris “Despite a full century of scientific insights attesting to the antiquity of the earth, more than half of our neighbors believe that the entire cosmos was created six thousand years ago . This is, incidentally, about a thousand years after the Sumerians invented glue.” “Only 28% of Americans believe in evolution. 53% are actually creationists.”
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Evolution Global warming
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A humorous illustration and an alarming one …
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Concerned actors On dinosaurs, nuclear codes, Sarah Palin, and the 2008 elections …
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Concerned intellectuals
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This situation calls for … A better understanding of what science is and how it works A better understanding of the forces competing with science
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Outline What science is: the big picture A closer look at some core scientific principles The scientific process
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Specific Lessons from the FC Controversy
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Emotion vs. reason White house correspondent’s dinner (2006)
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Interesting books
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Main claim Individuals otherwise believed to be mentally retarded in fact have normal minds trapped inside of bodies they cannot control
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Evidence When a keyboard is held in front of them and somebody holds their hand, non-verbal Autistic individuals begin to communicate
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But … How can people learn to read, write and do math without being taught? How can people type with only one finger
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 830:301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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