David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
American Biology Teacher 66 (8):536-548 (2004)
We live in a world that is increasingly shaped by and bathed in science, with most scientific progress occurring in the past century, and much of it in the past few decades. Yet, several authors have puz- zled over the observation that modern societies are also characterized by a high degree of belief in a variety of pseudoscientific claims that have been thoroughly debunked or otherwise discarded by scientists (Anonymous, 2001; Ede, 2000).
|Keywords||science education pseudoscience critical thinking|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Matthew Johnson & Massimo Pigliucci (2004). Is Knowledge of Science Associated with Higher Skepticism of Pseudoscientific Claims? American Biology Teacher 66 (8):536-548.
Massimo Pigliucci (2009). Do Extraordinary Claims Really Require Extraordinary Evidence? In K. Frazier (ed.), Science Under Siege: Defending Science, Exposing Pseudoscience. Prometheus.
Paul R. Thagard (1978). Why Astrology is a Pseudoscience. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1978:223 - 234.
Massimo Pigliucci, Nonsense on Stilts About Science: Field Adventures of a Scientist- Philosopher. Between Scientists and Citizens.
Sven Ove Hansson (2009). Cutting the Gordian Knot of Demarcation. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23 (3):237-243.
Massimo Pigliucci (2007). The Evolution-Creation Wars: Why Teaching More Science Just is Not Enough. McGill Journal of Education 42 (2):285-306.
Massimo Pigliucci (2010). Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science From Bunk. University of Chicago Press.
Massimo Pigliucci (2000). Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science. Freethought Press.
Harvey Siegel (1989). The Rationality of Science, Critical Thinking, and Science Education. Synthese 80 (1):9 - 41.
Clive Jones (1976). The Contributions of Science to Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 5 (3):249-256.
Robert L. Williams, Sherry K. Bain & Susan L. Stockdale (2003). Role of Critical Thinking in Judging Accuracy and Sources of Claims Regarding Human Development. Inquiry 22 (4):65-72.
Jim Stone (2000). Skepticism as a Theory of Knowledge. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):527-545.
Maria Sanders & Jason Moulenbelt (2011). Defining Critical Thinking. Inquiry 26 (1):38-46.
Tomislav Bracanović (2012). From Integrative Bioethics to Pseudoscience. Developing World Bioethics 12 (3):148-156.
Massimo Pigliucci & Maarten Boudry (2011). Why Machine-Information Metaphors Are Bad for Science and Science Education. Science and Education 20 (453):471.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-02-01
Total downloads1 ( #499,222 of 1,410,151 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?