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“The Fixation of Belief”: Charles Sanders Peirce’s Terrific Introduction to Critical Thinking

In 1877 the great scientist and logician, Charles Sanders Peirce, wrote a mercifully short, but not simplistic, essay for┬áPopular Science Monthly titled, “The Fixation of Belief.” It’s a stunner. I stumbled across it in a 1964 anthology of philosophy essays, … Continue reading

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Life on Titan?

According to Ars Technica, new atmospheric data, and two new science papers, are pointing to some things that are consistent with life on Titan: Something strange is afoot in the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, according to data sent back … Continue reading

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