Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Podcast: Hunting Humbug 101 - Tutorial 17: The Art of Humbug Detection

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In this "on the road" edition of the show we travelled to Embiggen Books on the Sunshine Coast to see a talk by the 2008 winner of the Australian Skeptics Prize for Critical Thinking - Peter Ellerton. See his site: Philosophers and Critical Thinkers in Senior Schools.

We discuss "The Art of Humbug Detection". I.e. how to get better at spotting the flaws in arguments (your own, and the arguments of others).

I also used a clip from RIchard Dawkins' The Eneimies of Reason (Part 1). And here's the Peter Ellerton clip I used: