1. Critical Thinker

    Critical Thinker Senior Member

    I was thinking that it might be helpful to have links to FACT/SCIENCE based websites, including the free online University lectures and stuff like Ted Talks.

    http://www.ted.com/talks : The two annual TED conferences, on the North American West Coast and in Edinburgh, Scotland, bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less).

    On TED.com, we make the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. More than 1400 TED Talks are now available, with more added each week. All of the talks are subtitled in English, and many are subtitled in various languages. These videos are released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license, so they can be freely shared and reposted.

    http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses : Get free online courses from the world’s leading universities. This collection includes over 700 free courses in the liberal arts and sciences.

    http://www.csun.edu/~dgw61315/fallacies.html : This is a guide to using logical fallacies in debate. And when I say "using," I don't mean just pointing them out when opposing debaters commit them -- I mean deliberately committing them oneself, or finding ways to transform fallacious arguments into perfectly good ones.

    http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/The_Fine_Art_of_Baloney_Detection :
    "The Fine Art of Baloney Detection"[1] is an essay by Carl Sagan in his seminal work against pseudoscience, The Demon-Haunted World.In this essay, he gives advice for devising conclusions, as well as advice for avoiding logical and rhetorical fallacies. Together, the set of warning signs for common fallacies constitutes what Sagan calls a "Baloney Detection Kit." Sagan categorizes the logical and rhetorical fallacies as below. Here is given the type of fallacy, a definition of each, and an example from the current internet.

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  2. Met Watch

    Met Watch Moderator

    https://www.meted.ucar.edu/ Excellent for weather-related education.
  3. Trigger Hippie

    Trigger Hippie Senior Member

  4. Critical Thinker

    Critical Thinker Senior Member

    http://lifehacker.com/plan-your-free-online-education-at-lifehacker-u-summer-506542454 : free, university-level courses that become available on the web every school year. Anyone with a little time and a passion for self-growth can audit, read, and "enroll" in these courses for their own personal benefit. Schools like Yale University, MIT, Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley, and many more are all offering free online classes that you can audit and participate in from the comfort of your office chair, couch, or computing chair-of-choice.
  5. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    Oh my, there are several I would like to take, in almost every area. I may need to go look for some other ones also.
  6. Critical Thinker

    Critical Thinker Senior Member

    http://technyou.edu.au/ : TechNyou was established to meet a growing community need for balanced and factual information on emerging technologies. We are funded by the Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE). We operate in partnership with the University of Melbourne, where our office is based.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/techNyouvids/about :
    TechNyou is a free information service and an outreach program to help raise awareness about emerging technologies and associated issues, for example GM foods, stem cells, gene therapy, cloning, synthetic biology and nanotechnologies . We present to community groups and conduct professional development workshops for teachers and students.
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    Critical Thinker Senior Member

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  9. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member

    The book, "How to Read a Paper" by Trisha Greenhalgh

    PDF... http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&ved=0CFUQFjAE&url=http://www.hstathome.com/tjziyuan/How%20to%20Read%20a%20Paper%20evadence_based%20medicine.pdf&ei=F6-TUsWJIcrZoATK94LgAQ&usg=AFQjCNFvEnmS7zHuaiMpXFBJnJHy17I7-w&sig2=TuyQQ93J5kU7ya_dOCwOJQ

    Google Books... http://books.google.com/books/about/How_to_Read_a_Paper.html?id=894xYS6tQhMC

    Amazon... http://www.amazon.com/How-Read-Paper-Evidence-Based-Medicine/dp/1444334360

    Also, some other related articles by Trisha..... http://www.bmj.com/about-bmj/resources-readers/publications/how-read-paper
  10. Dan Wilson

    Dan Wilson Active Member

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/ (Free full textbooks!!)
  11. Leifer

    Leifer Senior Member