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Skepsis Movement

Within the movement we organize such online and offline activities as youth exchanges and training courses, local workshops and run a Facebook page. At this page you can find many different, interesting and fun information and data about Critical Thinking.

This past year we have grown a lot. From a small yet ambitious movement that boosted February 2018 to a thousand supporters all over the world. Within the movement there were organized 10 Erasmus+ projects and planned more, a lot of workshops and local events regarding the topic for more than 250 people. At every project Logos organizes there is a session about Critical Thinking. Also we have a coordinator, working for the movement.

At numerous training courses and youth exchange we created tons of useful information on critical thinking and media literacy – workshop outlines, infographics, posters, videos, games, quests and more. All of this information is available at our Google Drive and in the Materials section

And countless amount of people we influenced so far and will in the future. Switch on your brain!

Projects implemented within Skepsis movement

Critical thinking – healthy food for your mind. Beziers, France, 2019

Youth Exchange “Critical Thinking- Healthy Food For Your Mind” took place in France, Beziers on 14-22nd of October, 2019....

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Thinking habit. Riga, Latvia, 2019

About the project "Thinking habit" was an international training course that took place in Latvia between 6th and 13th of...

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Get yourself empowered. Groningen, Netherlands, 2019

About the project "Get yourself empowered" was a Youth exchange held in the city of Groningen, the Netherlands during the...

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Critical Thinking. Information hygiene. Madaba, Jordan, 2019

Youth exchange “Critical thinking, informational hygiene.” was made in Madaba, Jordan from 15 till 24 of June 2019. This...

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Critical thinking Youth FORCE. Riga, Latvia, 2019

About the project Critical thinking Youth Force was a Youth exchange that was hosted by Logos Latvia between 25th of...

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Uploading…Critical Thinking. Potenza, Italy, 2019

About the project: "Uploading... Critical thinking" was a training course that took place in Potenza, Italy between 6th and 14th...

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Critical Thinking. Information hygiene. Poznan, Poland, 2018

Youth Exchange “Critical Thinking. Information hygiene” has been just finished. Good things always come to the end quickly. But...

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Critical thinking – clean mind. Lviv, Ukraine, 2018

The main aim of the youth exchange Critical Thinking Clean Mind was to gather young people from 6 countries...

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Who? – If not we are. Vilagarcia, Spain, 2018

The aim of the project was to create a movement that promotes critical thinking and educates in this field....

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The theme of the vaccines today is more critical than ever. Manipulations and misconceptions are spreading around. Set aside 10 minutes of your time to read quality information about vaccinations.

Source [in Polish]: 
Agata Młynarskas interview with prof. Krzysztof J. Filipiak – https://bit.ly/2MPhUri

The theme of the vaccines today is more critical than ever. Manipulations and misconceptions are spreading around. Set aside 10 minutes of your time to read quality information about vaccinations.

Source [in Polish]:
Agata Młynarska's interview with prof. Krzysztof J. Filipiak – bit.ly/2MPhUri
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6 days ago

Cognitive biase Halo effect 👼🏻
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Singer Rick James, author of the hit Super Freak, was convicted of kidnapping and assaulting a girl. Actress Laurie Loughlin - sentenced to prison for fraud. But the fans did not immediately believe in their guilt, because such a talented singer cannot be a psychopath or such a sweet woman cannot be a crook. This misconception arises from the halo effect.
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What is it? Lets figure it out👇
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The halo effect is a cognitive distortion, the transfer of a general evaluative impression of a person to the perception of his actions and personal qualities. In simple words: how much you like someone influences your opinion and judgments about him or her.
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For example:
➖ beautiful people are often perceived as smarter and kind;
➖ a laptop with a better design seems more functional than a low-key laptop;
➖ voters often vote based on the politicians appearance;
A jury has a hard time being convinced that a handsome person is guilty of a crime
etc. [you can continue the series in the comments 📝]
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Why is this happening❓
🔻 due to lack of time;
🔻group stereotype;
🔻 brain overload with information;
🔻 individual personality.
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There is also the opposite effect. For example, beautiful people are more often suspected of vanity, selfishness and manipulation of others.
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If you notice that you make judgments quickly, you are more likely to be subject to the halo effect. Do you think it affects your life? 🤔
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#fakedetox #cognitivepsychology #cognitive_distortions #the_prism_of_skepticism #critical_thinking

Cognitive biase "Halo effect" 👼🏻

Singer Rick James, author of the hit Super Freak, was convicted of kidnapping and assaulting a girl. Actress Laurie Loughlin - sentenced to prison for fraud. But the fans did not immediately believe in their guilt, because "such a talented singer cannot be a psychopath" or "such a sweet woman cannot be a crook." This misconception arises from the halo effect.

What is it? Let's figure it out👇

The halo effect is a cognitive distortion, the transfer of a general evaluative impression of a person to the perception of his actions and personal qualities. In simple words: how much you like someone influences your opinion and judgments about him or her.

For example:
➖ beautiful people are often perceived as smarter and kind;
➖ a laptop with a better design seems more functional than a low-key laptop;
➖ voters often vote based on the politician's appearance;
A jury has a hard time being convinced that a handsome person is guilty of a crime
etc. [you can continue the series in the comments 📝]

Why is this happening❓
🔻 due to lack of time;
🔻group stereotype;
🔻 brain overload with information;
🔻 individual personality.

There is also the opposite effect. For example, beautiful people are more often suspected of vanity, selfishness and manipulation of others.

If you notice that you make judgments quickly, you are more likely to be subject to the halo effect. Do you think it affects your life? 🤔

#fakedetox #cognitivepsychology #cognitive_distortions #the_prism_of_skepticism #critical_thinking
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1 week ago

Microwave: convenience or harmful radiation?

🇯🇵In 2019 there was old news that Japan was going to disposing off all microwave ovens by 2020. Allegedly, the reason for this decision was a study by scientists at the University of Hiroshima. As if they concluded: microwave radiation caused more harm to the health of citizens over 20 years than the bombing of US aircraft in September 1945.
Periodically, this news still pops up on various social networks.

🤔The satirical Russian website “Panorama” turned out to be the primary source of the fake. There is a disclaimer under each post - All texts on this web resource are grotesque parodies of reality and are not real news. However, readers often dont pay attention to this disclaimer.

There are many myths about microwave ovens. We have collected the main ones for you:
🔻The microwave oven irradiates the body.
MYTH! Even a cheap microwave does not cause harm to your health. For comparison, a microwave oven emits about the same number of waves as a modern Wi-Fi router in active data transmission mode. However, we use a microwave oven less often than Wi-Fi.

🔻If the phone receives a signal inside a turned-off microwave oven, it has poor radiation protection.
MYTH! The microwave generator inside the microwave oven operates at a frequency of 2.45 GHz. The entire system of the oven body and front door is aimed at blocking the passage of waves of this particular length. The cell phone operates on other frequencies, so these signals can easily pass through the walls of the oven.

🔻Molecular structure of food changes in the microwave oven, food becomes dangerous.
MYTH! In reality, microwaves only make the water molecules in the food move faster and the food actually heats up. There is no change in the molecular structure of products, their composition and properties.

🍽P.S. Reheat your food in ceramic dishes, not in the plastic, because plastic can really harm your health.

Microwave: convenience or harmful radiation?

🇯🇵In 2019 there was old news that Japan was going to disposing off all microwave ovens by 2020. Allegedly, the reason for this decision was a study by scientists at the University of Hiroshima. As if they concluded: "microwave radiation caused more harm to the health of citizens over 20 years than the bombing of US aircraft in September 1945."
Periodically, this news still pops up on various social networks.

🤔The satirical Russian website “Panorama” turned out to be the primary source of the fake. There is a disclaimer under each post - "All texts on this web resource are grotesque parodies of reality and are not real news." However, readers often don't pay attention to this disclaimer.

There are many myths about microwave ovens. We have collected the main ones for you:
🔻The microwave oven irradiates the body.
MYTH! Even a cheap microwave does not cause harm to your health. For comparison, a microwave oven emits about the same number of waves as a modern Wi-Fi router in active data transmission mode. However, we use a microwave oven less often than Wi-Fi.

🔻If the phone receives a signal inside a turned-off microwave oven, it has poor radiation protection.
MYTH! The microwave generator inside the microwave oven operates at a frequency of 2.45 GHz. The entire system of the oven body and front door is aimed at blocking the passage of waves of this particular length. The cell phone operates on other frequencies, so these signals can easily pass through the walls of the oven.

🔻Molecular structure of food changes in the microwave oven, food becomes dangerous.
MYTH! In reality, microwaves only make the water molecules in the food move faster and the food actually heats up. There is no change in the molecular structure of products, their composition and properties.

🍽P.S. Reheat your food in ceramic dishes, not in the plastic, because plastic can really harm your health.
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2 weeks ago

Comment on Facebook Microwave: ...

Hrabri heroju bosne I hercegovine neka vam je vecna Slava I smiraj a porodici bozija snaga amin

Its easy to come up with complex passwords! 📲
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Thousands of accounts are hacked every day. If you dont want your account to be hacked, then, come up with a strong password! At first glance, not a difficult task, but ... How to remember it? Two simple and effective tricks:
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1️⃣ You probably have a memorable phrase: words from a song, a moment in life, a significant event, a quote, etc. Convert it to a password! For example,  the following phrase May the critical thinking be with you. Take the first letters of each word and you get Mtctbwy. And if you add just a few numbers at the end, even the ordinary 123, then it will take much more time to crack the resulting combination Mtctbwy123!
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2️⃣ Choose 6 most common words as your password and rhyme them for easy memorization. For example, news media detox fact check paradox. It turns out: newsmediadetoxfactcheckparadox.
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➕General Tips:
- The recommended password length is at least 12 characters!
- Use numbers, symbols, capital letters. Catsanddogs or C@tsAndD0g$123 makes a difference, right?
- Avoid dictionary words in your password! The incoherent set of letters [meaningful to you] is much stronger!

#skepsis #skepsismovement #logongo

It's easy to come up with complex passwords! 📲

Thousands of accounts are hacked every day. If you don't want your account to be hacked, then, come up with a strong password! At first glance, not a difficult task, but ... How to remember it? Two simple and effective tricks:

1️⃣ You probably have a memorable phrase: words from a song, a moment in life, a significant event, a quote, etc. Convert it to a password! For example, the following phrase "May the critical thinking be with you". Take the first letters of each word and you get "Mtctbwy". And if you add just a few numbers at the end, even the ordinary "123", then it will take much more time to crack the resulting combination "Mtctbwy123"!

2️⃣ Choose 6 most common words as your password and rhyme them for easy memorization. For example, "news media detox fact check paradox". It turns out: newsmediadetoxfactcheckparadox.

➕General Tips:
- The recommended password length is at least 12 characters!
- Use numbers, symbols, capital letters. "Catsanddogs" or "[email protected]$123" makes a difference, right?
- Avoid dictionary words in your password! The incoherent set of letters [meaningful to you] is much stronger!

#skepsis #skepsismovement #logongo
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3 weeks ago

🧠The Mandela effect is a phenomenon where a person recalls something that did not happen or recalls it differently from the way it happened. 


📝Why is it called the Mandela effect? 
Nelson Mandela died in 2013. However, countless people distinctly remember him dying in prison in the 1980s. But his death isnt the only example of false memory. 


🤔Lets see if you have any false memories.


🔻The Monopoly Man is wearing a monocle or not? Yes? Are you sure? No? 


🔻Does Pikachu have a tail with or without a black stripe?


🔻Does the phrase Luke, Im your father is the right way to pronounce?

Answer in comments🙃

#skepsismovement #learningisfun #logongo

🧠The Mandela effect is a phenomenon where a person recalls something that did not happen or recalls it differently from the way it happened.

📝Why is it called the Mandela effect?
Nelson Mandela died in 2013. However, countless people distinctly remember him dying in prison in the 1980s. But his death isn't the only example of false memory.

🤔Let's see if you have any false memories.

🔻The Monopoly Man is wearing a monocle or not? Yes? Are you sure? No?

🔻Does Pikachu have a tail with or without a black stripe?

🔻Does the phrase "Luke, I'm your father" is the right way to pronounce?

Answer in comments🙃

#skepsismovement #learningisfun #logongo
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2 months ago

🧫We do rely on experiments. However, sometimes we do not really get into the peculiarities of how it is conducted to be representative.

🧪The blind and double-blind method was invented to rise the integrity of the experiment. Look out the peculiarities.

The video is made with the help of Fake Detox
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2 months ago

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