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Archive of Unnatural Virtue by Bob Carroll

In each episode of Unnatural Virtue, I comment on topics in critical thinking, skepticism, and science.

as heard on Skepticality, the official podcast of Skeptic magazine and the Skeptic Society

Episode, Date,  & Topic

01 27 Mar 2012: intuition
02 10 Apr 2012: the placebo
03 24 Apr 2012: availability bias
04 08 May 2012: sympathetic magic
05 22 May 2012: confabulation
06 05 Jun 2012: ad hominem
07 19 Jun 2012: self-deception
08 03 July 2012: fake healing
09 31 July 2012: the illusion of understanding
10 14 Aug 2012: subjective validation
11 28 Aug 2012: the clustering illusion
12 11 Sep 2012: anecdotal evidence
13 18 Sep 2012: pseudoscience
14 02 Oct 2012: telepathy
15 16 Oct 2012: mind over matter
16 31 Oct 2012: automatic writing
17 13 Nov 2012: the fantasy prone personality
18 27 Nov 2012: intuition revisited
19 11 Dec 2012: the polygraph
20 25 Dec 2012: self-help programs
21 08 Jan 2013: organic food and farming
22 22 Jan 2013: Brain Gym
23 12 Feb 2013: Get Rich Quick
24 26 Mar 2013: magical thinking
25 23 Apr 2013: Bradley Nelson's Emotion Code & Body Code
26 07 May 2013: Impenetrable Body Armor
27 21 May 2013: illusion of knowledge
28 05 Nov 2013: recency bias
29 03 Dec 2013: debiasing
30 04 Feb 2014: the halo effect

Sample from audio bookThe Critical Thinker's Dictionary: the halo effect mp3 (read by Kristen James). The audio book is available from Audible.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com.

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