Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 458.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 07:13:53 +0000
From: Tim van Gelder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Latest Additions to Critical Thinking On The Web
January was a quite lean month - only 3 additions (see below). However one
significant change to CTOTW is the inclusion on the page of Critical
Reflections, my newly started and rather opinionated Weblog on topics
broadly related to critical thinking. The main page for the "blog" is
Of possible interest also to some members of this list are my
under-construction online tutorials in argument mapping - see
Eventually there will be six in the set; at the moment only the first two
are available in complete, first-draft form. Feedback would be most
welcome. The remaining four will be available in the coming weeks.
in Miscellaneous and Fun
<http://www.theonion.com/onion3902/skeptic_pitied.html>Skeptic Pitied -
from The Onion
"FAYETTEVILLE, AR Craig Schaffner, 46, a Fayetteville-area computer
consultant, has earned the pity of friends and acquaintances for his tragic
reluctance to embrace the unverifiable, sources reported Monday."
in Postmodernism and all that
Derrida, Etc. By Mark Goldblatt. Review of the documentary Derrida.
Mostly a compact and witty summary of orthodox views regarding what is
wrong with Derrida, and by extension much of French "philosophy"; some
original flourishes add extra value. Includes a brief introduction to
deconstruction. Concludes strangely, in seeming mid-stride, with "et
cetera". Derrida is "an intellectual con artist, a polysyllabic grifter
who has duped roughly half the humanities professors in the United
States... As a documentary, Derrida tells us little worth knowing about a
silly Frenchman named Jacques Derrida. The fact that such a film exists,
however, tells us much worth knowing about ourselves." [20 Jan 03]
2 Jan 2003
<http://www.scientificmethod.com/index_nofla.html>The Scientific Method
Today by Norman W. Edmund.
"These pages contain today s most up-to-date, clear, concise and reliable
information about the scientific method that has ever been offered." Find
out about the "SM-14 Formula for the General Pattern of the Scientific
Method." Pitched somewhere between philosophy of science and a 12-step
self-help program. Definitely worth a look. Booklets available.
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