|Course Overview; Crop Circles; Ley Lines.|
NOTE we meet in CSS 2428 across the street from Cambridge Hall
Expect to debate semantics. And then we're done with that for now.
- Shermer (Foreword, Introduction, Prologue)
- Fine: Introduction and Ch. 1 The Vain Brain
due Feb 13
Hits and misses; the gullible and the exploiters?
Also Peruse Pirie as needed for the HW!
- Shermer Ch. 1 I Am Therefore...
- Shermer Ch. 2: The Most Precious Thing...
- Fine Ch. 2 The Emotional Brain
But see announcements regarding formation of groups. You are also still responsible for the reading listed on the right →
||HW 1 due|
(slide under office door)
HW 2 due Feb 27
||Tarot and Astrology!|
How a card game can change your life! Not. Not the stars' positions, either (except the Sun)...Action at a distance? (Due to the snow last week, these topics will be abbreviated to make room for:)
What is Science? and Group Assignations
You will peer review your essays in your new groups as you discuss how science
actually functions. We will also go over the group project due at the end of
The Project Guidelines lecture slides
will be here after this class are now here
- Fine Ch. 3 The Immoral Brain
- Fine Ch. 4 The Deluded Brain
Group topics due!
Group topics due on ELMS
by 5 pm 2/21
||HW 2 due
HW 3 due Mar 27
||Career Center Visit|
Everyone meet in CCC 1205 (Dr. Romani's classroom)
Bring your enthusiasm for earning money and impressing people and bring
a draft résumé and cover letter for participation points. We have
a guest lecture by representatives from the Career Center who will talk about
cover letters and résumés.
Here is a pdf version of the Career Center overheads from last year. I'll update it after they visit this year...
*available in SDU lounge
||Group annotated bibliographies/outline
and bring a draft résumé and cover letter
Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics!
- Shermer Ch. 7: Epidemics of Accusations
- Shermer Chs. 12-14 [Holocaust related]