Recovering from mental illness with dignity An estimated 350…

Recovering from mental illness with dignity

An estimated 350 million people are affected by depression around the world. Some 21 million are affected by schizophrenia. Despite this considerable burden, the stigmatization that is still associated with mental illness prevents many people from seeking help. In this short video, Charlene Sunkel, from South Africa, speaks of her experience of mental health services following a diagnosis of schizophrenia, and the challenges she had to overcome in her quest for an effective treatment and understanding of her condition. Gary Seery, from Ireland, explains how sport helped him to overcome depression.

By: World Health Organization.

Recovering from mental illness with dignity An estimated 350…

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning (Bacon vs Aristotle -…

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning (Bacon vs Aristotle – Scientific Revolution)

In order to understand the Scientific Revolution, it is essential for students to understand the new ways of scientific thinking that surfaced during the 17th century. Deductive reasoning, which uses general premises to arrive at a certain conclusion, has been around since Aristotle. In his book Novum Organum, Sir Francis Bacon advanced a new way of philosophical inquiry known as inductive reasoning, in which the inquirer comes to a probable conclusion based on several specific observations.

While inductive reasoning is typically most closely associated with the scientific method, inductive reasoning has not lost its value. Rene Descartes famous phrase, “Cogito Ergo Sum,” is in itself a process of induction.

I present several examples of deductive and inductive reasoning, including Aristotle’s classic, “All men are mortal… Socrates is a man… Socrates is mortal.” I also explore the so-called “problem of induction” noted by critics such as David Hume. Although induction cannot lead to certain truth, it was never meant to lead to certain truth.

Although I designed this lecture for my AP European History students, it can also be useful for those studying philosophy, communication, logic, and the scientific method.

By: Tom Richey.

Deductive and Inductive Reasoning (Bacon vs Aristotle -…

Norway’s controversial wolf hunt, elephants to the rescue &…

Norway’s controversial wolf hunt, elephants to the rescue & a neon orange zooborn

The Norwegian government issues licences to hunt more than half the country’s wolf population, one of the rarest primates in the world born in Australia, a South African court overturns the moratorium on domestic trade in rhino horn and a clumsy elephant calf rescued from the mud!

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By: Earth Touch.

Norway’s controversial wolf hunt, elephants to the rescue &…

Dark Matter: Radiation Would Have Washed Away Galaxies Without…

Dark Matter: Radiation Would Have Washed Away Galaxies Without It, with Lisa Randall

No one’s quite sure what it is… but we have a pretty good idea of what it *does.* Lisa Randall’s latest book is Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.

Read more at BigThink.com: Without Dark Matter, It’s Unlikely That Any of Us Would Exist at All.

By: Big Think.

Dark Matter: Radiation Would Have Washed Away Galaxies Without…