If you saw PHD student Jonny Scaramanga (don’t let the name or the haircut put you off) at Hampshire Skeptics last night you’ll know all about his research into Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) Schools in the UK. If you didn’t you can catch up here and here.
His efforts haven’t gone unnoticed by the CEE organisation and they are out to prevent him from getting his message out: See here. Jonny’s only stated aim is to write about ACE from an academic point of view quoting sources and being open and honest as possible.
Jonny’s PHD and tireless efforts have been mostly self funded including the purchase of the ACE course material which would otherwise be hidden from review.
If you feel you can help Jonny in his work then please give generously via the Donate button on the Leaving Fundamentalism Page.
Day 2 of the Winchester Science Festival got off to a roaring start with Photo Science, Animal Superpowers, Hexapod Robot Overlords and rocket engines !
The awesome continues !
A brilliant first day at Winchester Science Festival.
Once again it’s nearly time for the amazing Winchester Science Festival.
What a brilliant, brilliant weekend it was. The organisers of QED Con have once again pulled a normally evolved rabbit out of a completely non-magical and entirely rational hat.
Wow. It worked. Cool.
A friendly and open discussion on the ideas behind work of Daniel Kahneman.
Available from here; http://www.amazon.co.uk/Thinking-Fast-Slow-Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576
The New York Times Bestseller, acclaimed by author such as Freakonomics co-author Steven D. Levitt, Black Swan author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Nudge co-author Richard Thaler, Thinking Fast and Slow offers a whole new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions.
Why is there more chance we’ll believe something if it’s in a bold type face?
Why are judges more likely to deny parole before lunch?
Why do we assume a good-looking person will be more competent?
The answer lies in the two ways we make choices: fast, intuitive thinking, and slow, rational thinking. This book reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives you practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable to you make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do.
At Greens Cafe Bar
4 Jewry Street, SO23 8RZ Winchester, Hampshire
Sunday 29th June 10:30am