26C3 - 26C3 1.15

26th Chaos Communication Congress
Here be dragons

Brian Dunning
Day Day 3 - 2009-12-29
Room Saal1
Start time 16:00
Duration 01:00
ID 3710
Event type Lecture
Track Culture
Language used for presentation English

The Lost Cosmonauts

Critical Thinking

I'm going to talk about the benefits of applying critical thinking stories that we hear in the popular media, and the example I'll be focusing on is the story of the Lost Cosmonauts: Soviet Cosmonauts supposed to have died in space, but who were erased from history. We have audio recordings, allegedly from these dying Cosmonauts, and we'll apply critical thinking to learn what the real source was.

An introductory talk describing phenomena and presenting of understanding of why they are fallacious and why it's so important that they be debunked. The speaker thinks he can bring some better color to the conference – and some fun – focusing on applied critical thinking. This is a popular talk that the speaker has given at the Center for Inquiry and at the Amazing Meeting in Las Vegas.

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