Think for Yourself!: An Essay on Cutting Through the Babble, the Bias, and the Hype

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2005 - 220 sider
Think for Yourself! looks at intuitive reasoning versus logical reasoning and helps people know how to cut through the tangle of pseudo-information and educate themselves on issues. More important, readers will learn how to think and decide for themselves on the greatest issues of our day.
 

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Introduction
1
Our Fundamental Guides
14
The Landscape of Reason
49
Equal Evidence Equal Merit
56
Home Team Bias
62
SelfCensorship
72
Is the Idea Inherently Open to Scrutiny?
78
SelfExemption
85
Bones of Aliens
119
Claims of Insight into Gods Will
136
Ad Populum
151
Semantics
162
The Appeal of Money Fame or Prestige
175
Surveys
189
Endnotes
205
Bibliography
218

Anecdotal Evidence
99
Scientific Language Does Not Mean Its Science
112

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Om forfatteren (2005)

Stephen Hindes, MD, MPH, is a board-certified family physician and lecturer in public policy at the University of Denver. He practices along the principles of evidence-based medical decision-making and translates these into principles of evidence-based legislation and public policy.

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