# Which Reasoning Style Best Describes The Way You Think?

How rational are you, really? This comprehensive online quiz by ClearerThinking.org will not only provide you with the answer, it’ll also tell you which of 16 reasoning styles you belong to, where your strengths lie, and how to improve your thinking skills.

# How Many Of These Statements Are True?

This week's puzzle poses an apparent paradox. Given ten self-referential statements, your task is to determine which of statements are true, and which are false.

# You'll Have To Think Like A Pirate To Solve This Week's Puzzle

Pirates, of course, are notoriously greedy – but they're also incredibly shrewd. And don't forget, they'll kill you, if given the chance.

# Can You Crack One Of Car Talk's 'Toughest Puzzlers'?

For years, the radio show Car Talk challenged its listeners with a weekly "Puzzler." According to the show's archives, this is one of the toughest Puzzlers to ever air. Can you solve it?

# 8 Logical Fallacies That Fuel Anti-Science Sentiments

We need science more than ever, yet many people find it hard to get accurate information about the scientific method and its achievements. Making things more difficult, their misconceptions about science are often driven by logical fallacies, or errors in deductive reasoning. Here are eight of the most common…

# You'll Need All 3 Clues To Solve This Puzzle

We're back this week with another logic puzzle. For this one, you'll need all the help you can get.

# Can You Solve The World's (Other) Hardest Logic Puzzle?

Last week, we asked you to solve 'The Hardest Logic Puzzle In The World." This week, we're asking you to do it again – with a brand new puzzle.

# The Fine Line Between Conspiracy Theory And Rational Skepticism

As some of you may have surmised, I have a passing interest in conspiracy theories. As a philosopher, I am fascinated by some of the fantastical contrivances that slip out of the mouths of people like Alex Jones and David Icke. My fascination stems from genuine curiosity, with specific regard to how anyone could…

# The Mathematician Who Showed How the US Could Be Made A Dictatorship

You might remember Kurt Gödel. He was last seen on io9 proving the existence of God, at least in theory. Legend has it he also found an odd clause in the Constitution which proves that the United States could be legally made a dictatorship. And he told it to immigration officers.

# Have You Ever Realized You Were In a Dream?

Recently, for the first time, I realized that I was dreaming as I was having the dream. This was due to critical thinking - which usually doesn't happen in dreams. We'll look at why lucid dreaming and critical thinking might go hand in hand.

# The Drinking Principle is the easiest possible form of social control

So, you've decided to be an evil puppet-master. That makes sense, you seem like the type. If you want to turn your fellow human beings into automatons following your direction, all you have to do is scoot over to a bar. Then you need to apply the Drinking Principle.

# The 7 Most Intriguing Philosophical Arguments for the Existence of God

Nietzsche is famous for saying that God is dead, but news of The Almighty's demise may have been greatly exaggerated. Here are some of the most fascinating and provocative philosophical arguments for the existence of God.

# How can an argument make no sense, but still be valid?

Ah, nothing like a little logical paradox for Christmas. Today we will look at how to make a valid argument—that disagrees with itself and makes no sense. Dive in to the paradox of entailment.

# Condemn the innocent in two ways with Morton's Fork

It's nearly Halloween, so let's learn the rhetorical rules of a good old-fashioned witch hunt. One of the most notorious of these rules is called Morton's Fork, a paradox which has been used in everything from legal cases to strategy games.

# The logical paradox that you can take to court

One of the oldest logical paradoxes stems from a controversial figure in Greek history. Like most controversial figures, he was involved in a few lawsuits, and one in particular became known as The Paradox of the Court.

# A guide to fallacious arguments, illustrated with funny animals

The Book of Bad Arguments is a great primer for anyone looking to understand logical fallacies and become a better debater. It helps that each logical fallacy is accompanied by a comic featuring funny animals.

# Logical empiricism explains why comment threads devolve into WTF

At last logic and reason have their own spirit animal. Ravens shed light on weird reasoning, but especially on the random statements that people make on the internet.

# Bees are actually capable of deductive reasoning

We've known for a while that bees choose their flowers based on what they see other bees doing. This type of learning by observation is a fairly complex social behavior. So how did bees master it? Now, a group of scientists say it all comes down to how bees use logic.

# Listen to Bertrand Russell and F.C. Copleston debate the existence of god

As philosophical debates go, it doesn't get much better than this. On January 28, 1948, British logician Betrand Russel faced off against Jesuit priest F.C. Copleston on BBC radio in a now-famous debate over the existence of god, and the metaphysical and moral implications of a god-governed (or godless) universe.…

# Our brains can be logical and compassionate — just not at the same time

The human brain is unquestioningly an amazing thing. But for all its strengths, it can be pretty glitchy at times. And indeed, as new research from Case Western Reserve has revealed, our brains have two very important functions that tend to work quite well - just not simultaneously. It turns out that when we're being…