While there are many who believe that some people possess psychic powers or extrasensory perception (ESP), there also are critics.Also, contrary to popular stereotypes, research shows that people who believe in psychic abilities are not necessarily uneducated or superstitious. […]
The probability of getting heads or tails for a fair coin is 50 percent. But what happens if you flip it 1000 times?
Probabilities and polling results are things that are statistically complex, requiring a lot of analysis and a lot of data to be right. […]
Objects have physical properties, whereas ideas do not. Yet, if one were to believe the theory of dualism, these two fundamentally different entities interact with each other. How is that possible? […]
Even though astronomy would not have been where it is today without Johannes Kepler, he made considerable mistakes. His famous three laws were not built on a perfect foundation, and his first solar system model was pure nonsense. […]
There is no clear evidence of any schools in the ancient Greek world before the 5th century BC. It is believed that prior to this period, education in Greece was provided mainly through private tutors. Women were not given formal education, the only knowledge they needed was to run and maintain the house. […]
A prominent Georgia college has developed a COVID risk assessment tool. Georgia Tech’s “COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool” lets users browse the nation by county to determine the likelihood of coming in contact with an infected person. How do we know sample data is representative? […]
Temporal discounting in psychology is the factor that makes people choose immediate rewards over remote ones, regardless of the real difference in value. The more one has to wait for a reward, the less they perceive it as valuable. This is also why we lack self-control in some situations. […]