Here Be Dragons is a free 40 minute video introduction to critical thinking. It is suitable for general audiences and is licensed for free distribution and public display. Most people fully...
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Here Be Dragons is a free 40 minute video introduction to critical thinking. It is suitable for general audiences and is licensed for free distribution and public display. Most people fully accept paranormal and pseudoscientific claims without critique as they are promoted by the mass media. Here Be Dragons offers a toolbox for recognizing and understanding the dangers of pseudoscience, and appreciation for the reality-based benefits offered by real science. Here Be Dragons is written and presented by Brian Dunning, host and producer of the Skeptoid podcast, author of Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena, and Executive Producer of The Skeptologists.
For what this movie sets out to achieve, I give it my highest rating.
Dunning has successfully packaged the topic of critical thinking (something that is sorely lacking in this world) as a palatable and somewhat entertaining film. He focuses on the tools needed to safely navigate the sea of mis/disinformation in an effort to save people their health, money and sometimes their reputation.
I find quantumway5's negative review of this film quite humorous as he misses its point completely in a struggle to cling to his blind-faith-based beliefs. Anyone who feels this movie is misleading in any way probably has a financial stake in one or more of the myths this film helps people examine more carefully and with a skeptical eye. The fact that the move is free and readily available for download also reveals the intent of its creator: to educate, enlighten and improve the lives of its audience.
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