From Abracadabra to Zombies
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How to Want to Change Your Mind Out of all the cognitive biases and logical fallacies, I think the most pernicious of all is a kind of meta-bias, one underlying tendency that makes us more susceptible to all of the others: simply not wanting to be wrong.
Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn't mean you're smart IQ tests "are unable to assess things such as a person's ability to critically weigh up information, or whether an individual can override the intuitive cognitive biases that can lead us astray."
A Practical Guide to Critical Thinking by Greg R. Haskins. A concise (18 page) introduction to critical thinking, intended as a handy tool to help anyone evaluate or develop sound reasoning and arguments, based on The Skeptic's Dictionary and Becoming a Critical Thinker.
Reducing student belief in the paranormal by Richard Miller offers insights on helping students become more critical thinkers.
Bad Moves. Bad Moves is a fortnightly series by philosopher Julian Baggini detailing the various ways in which arguments or points are made badly, but often persuasively. Julian Baggini is editor of The Philosophers' Magazine.
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