Critical Thinking, Pandemics & The Future Of Humankind - An Interview With Guy P. Harrison
The Insider Mom Podcast
Critical thinking is a skill that is especially necessary today. With so many opposing views and misinformation that is rapidly spread online, it can be hard to distinguish fact from fiction. It's also critical for more people to learn how to become critical thinkers for the benefit of humankind.Today's guest is Guy P. Harrison, an award winning journalist, author and advocate for science and reason. He's written books including: Think Before You Like: Social Media’s Effect on the Brain and the Tools You Need to Navigate Your Newsfeed, Good Thinking, and several others.In today's interview some of the topics we cover are:Confirmation bias and how to become aware of it. Moving towards truth and reality rather than false information.The upsides and downsides of social media.How to raise our kids to be critical thinkers.The need for supporting mothers and how it contributes to the advancement of humanity.The value of kindness.The future of humankindMake sure to have a listen.Here are some more episodes you might want to check out:Overcoming Unimaginable Hardship & Becoming a Voice for Peace - The story of former child soldier and international speaker Michel ChikwanineFrom Debt to Retiring at 32 & the One Dollar Rule - An Interview with Jillian JohnsrudProtecting Our Kids & What to Expect in the Digital Age - An Interview With Elizabeth Milovidov
Guy P. Harrison is the author of "50 reasons people give for believing in god", "50 simple questions for every christian", "Good Thinking" and several other books.Investing Skeptically topic - Do I need Life Insurance
The Humanist Hour #174: Good Thinking, with Guy P. Harrison
The Humanist Hour
In this episode, Bo Bennett speaks with Guy P. Harrison about his latest book, Good Thinking: What You Need to Know to be Smarter, Safer, Wealthier, and Wiser. Later, Peggy Knudtson speaks with Dr. Jeffrey Jarman at The Skeptics of Oz conference about the art and science of debate.Guy P. Harrison has held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist. He is a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about more than 25 countries on five continents. He has also had some very rewarding jobs teaching history and science to bright kids.Guy holds a degree in history and anthropology from the University of South Florida. He has won many awards for his writing, including the World Health Organization Award for Health Reporting and the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism.Dr. Jeffrey Jarman teaches courses in strategic communications at Wichita State University’s Elliott School of Communication, including communication analysis and criticism, argumentation and advocacy, and various seminars on political communication.
Skepticality #225 - Think - Interview: Robert Blaskiewicz and Guy P. Harrison
Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
This episode Derek has a chat with Robert Blaskiewicz, who has been highly involved in bringing attention to the dodgy cancer research that Stanislaw Burzynski has been conducting. Then, Guy Harrison visits Skepticality, once again, to talk about his new skeptic focused book, 'Think', which aims to give rational thinkers a set of tools to help talk to, and work alongside, those who hold dubious beliefs.
Guy P. Harrison is a writer and public speaker who promotes science and reason. He has held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist. Harrison is also a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about more than 25 countries on five continents. He has won several awards for his writing, including the WHO (World Health Organization) Award for Health Reporting and the Commonwealth Media Award for Excellence in Journalism.Guy’s brand of scientific skepticism is positive, constructive and optimistic. He calls weak skepticism the world’s great unrecognized crisis and believes that millions of lives and trillions of dollars could be saved if only more people committed to thinking like a scientist in everyday life. Harrison is the author of five highly acclaimed books on critical thinking, including his latest work Think: Why You Should Question Everything. In his new book, the author demonstrates how everyone can reason like a scientist, embrace the skeptical life, and improve their critical thinking skills. Harrison shows you how to better navigate through the maze of biases and traps that are standard features of every human brain by helping you trim away the nonsense, deflect bad ideas, and keep both feet firmly planted in reality.Tune in Sunday, Jan 19th at 9pm EST/6pmPST when Sean Prophet discusses critical thinking with author Guy P. Harrison.
Skepticality #126 - Race and Reality - Guest: Guy P. Harrison
Skepticality - The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine
The concept of race continues to affect our world in undeniable ways. Sociologists tell us that people derive their attitudes about race from their family, culture, and education, with vast and persistent differences between the popular notions of race and the scientific view of human diversity. Even among scientists, who understand the current evidence, there is controversy about the definition of "race" — and about the usefulness of thinking in terms of race at all.This week on Skepticality, Swoopy talks with Guy P. Harrison, a part-time science and history lecturer and journalist about his latest book Race and Reality: What Everyone Should Know About Our Biological Diversity. Harrison discusses scientific evidence that the human species has no races, and explores how that evidence could unite humankind.Also featured is Atlanta Skeptic Taylor Proctor, on making this year's Atlanta Skepticamp a celebration of "Critical Thinking for Everyone".
Guest: Journalist, Author and "Happy Atheist" Guy P. Harrison
Topic: 50 Reasons Not to Believe in a GodGuy P. Harrison, author of the new book, "50 Reasons People Give for Believing in a God," will gently debunk some of those reasons. The latest twists in the epidemic of religion in politics and church politicking will be discussed. As an antidote to all that religion, the hosts will air the 2008 "Moment of Bedlam" from FFRF's annual national NonPrayer Breakfast!
Guy P. Harrison - 50 Reasons People Give For Believing In A God
Point of Inquiry
Guy P. Harrison is a graduate of the University of South Florida with degrees in history and anthropology. he currently lives in the Cayman Islands, where he is a columnist and travel writer for a national newspaper. He has won several international awards for his writing and photography.In this conversation with D.J. Grothe, Guy P. Harrison talks about his new book 50 Reasons People Give For Believing In A God, and details such reasons for god-belief as the obviousness of God, "playing it safe," the fear of hell, that belief in gods brings genuine happiness and comforts, and the fact that so many people are religious. He explores similarities between the reasons people give for their belief in Western gods and Eastern gods, and also similarities between the reasons people give for belief in gods and in the paranormal. He calls for a wider understanding of religion in general as an important first step in inculcating skepticism about religion. He argues that the reasons people proffer are often very different than the reasons theologians argue that people should believe. And he offers advice for what he thinks is the best approach for engaging believers on these matters of belief.