Our society must never forget…
the journey in human intellectualism in which, through trial and error, we developed the best methods of discovering truths, methods that empowered individuals through learning How to Think (rather than being told what to think by authorities), and the subsequent hard fought battles against oppression, disease, and the human condition, and won by REASON and SCIENCE!
For I fear, if we do, we surely will not maintain the fragile, yet unprecedented, march forward of technological and moral progress. It seems to me, we are at a pivot point on the scale of human endeavor and in order to avoid sliding backwards we must create a society which values learning, intellectualism, wisdom, and truth, and therefore values the proven methods of Critical Thinking, Science, and Skepticism.
When we create and maintain this value in our society, so that we can come together to solve some of our largest challenges yet, this incredible human adventure will have taken us
From Antiquity To The Stars…
This page contains resources to learn about the history and methods of Critical Thinking, Science, and Skepticism.
Antiquity, Science, and the Enlightenment
This playlist of videos highlights the history of science and it’s role in inspiring the age of reason, also called the enlightenment. The results of which are our representative and democratic governments, as well as the moral progress we’ve experienced since. Click here
Critical Thinking isn’t just a buzzword that means being smart…
it’s actually a subject you can take courses on like biology or world history. It typically involves learning some basic logic and argumentation, but often touches on philosophy, science, psychology, politics and more. Critical Thinking is a skill and it can be learned. I’ve collected some of the best places around the web to learn critical thinking and I created this post to share them with anyone who wants to learn. Click Here
Learn about science from our sister website The Science Communication Project!
“A skeptic is one who prefers beliefs and conclusions that are reliable and valid to ones that are comforting or convenient, and therefore rigorously and openly applies the methods of science and reason to all empirical claims, especially their own. A skeptic provisionally proportions acceptance of any claim to valid logic and a fair and thorough assessment of available evidence, and studies the pitfalls of human reason and the mechanisms of deception so as to avoid being deceived by others or themselves. Skepticism values method over any particular conclusion.” — STEVEN NOVELLA
Big History: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Big History tells the story of the cosmos! From the big bang to the formation of stars, the Earth, life, humans, and modern civilization. We will look at the most important events in all of time and the thresholds that gave rise to increased complexity. We will also see how you and I, all of life, our planet, sun, and all of the stars in the universe are connected through these major events. Big History is truly the greatest story ever told!