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.

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

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RUMORS IN MESSENGERS

Today, rumors about coronavirus are spreading faster, than the disease itself. Messengers where your friends, relatives, acquaintances send you the newest info about the virus are the worst sources to believe in. References to unidentified persons, astrologists, psychics, etc. in these messages are the signs of fake news. 

Be attentive to what you read and where you read it!

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun #virus #coronavirus #fakenews

RUMORS IN MESSENGERS

Today, rumors about coronavirus are spreading faster, than the disease itself. Messengers where your friends, relatives, acquaintances send you "the newest info about the virus" are the worst sources to believe in. References to unidentified persons, astrologists, psychics, etc. in these messages are the signs of fake news.

Be attentive to what you read and where you read it!

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun #virus #coronavirus #fakenews
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21 hours ago

Extreme critical thinking can lead you to conspiracy theories

We have already heard about some of them for sure, like, Flat Earth Society or maybe more relevant - COVID was made in the laboratory. There are plenty of them spreading around actually. However today we have found 7 traits of how to indentify conspiracy theory.

-Contradictory 
Conspiracy theorists can simultaneously believe in ideas that are mutually contradictory. For example, believing the theory that Princess Diana was murdered but also believing that she faked her own death. This is because the theorists’ commitment to disbelieving the “official“ account is so absolute, it doesn’t matter if their belief system is incoherent. 

-Overriding suspicion 
Conspiratorial thinking involves a nihilistic degree of skepticism towards the official account. This extreme degree of suspicion prevents belief in anything that doesn’t fit into the conspiracy theory. 

-Nefarious intent 
The motivations behind any presumed conspiracy are invariably assumed to be nefarious. Conspiracy theories never propose that the presumed conspirators have benign motivations. 

-Something must be wrong 
Although conspiracy theorists may occasionally abandon specific ideas when they become untenable, those revisions don’t change their overall conclusion that “something must be wrong” and the official account is based on deception. 

-Persecuted victim 
Conspiracy theorists perceive and present themselves as the victim of organized persecution. At the same time, they see themselves as brave antagonists taking on the villainous conspirators. Conspiratorial thinking involves a self-perception of simultaneously being a victim and a hero. 

-Immune to evidence 
Conspiracy theories are inherently self-sealing—evidence that counters a theory is re-interpreted as originating from the conspiracy. This reflects the belief that the stronger the evidence against a conspiracy, the more the conspirators must want people to believe their version of events.

-Re-interpreting randomness 
The overriding suspicion found in conspiratorial thinking frequently results in the belief that nothing occurs by accident. 

Link to the research: https://www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ConspiracyTheoryHandbook.pdf 

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun

Extreme critical thinking can lead you to conspiracy theories

We have already heard about some of them for sure, like, Flat Earth Society or maybe more relevant - COVID was made in the laboratory. There are plenty of them spreading around actually. However today we have found 7 traits of how to indentify conspiracy theory.

-Contradictory
Conspiracy theorists can simultaneously believe in ideas that are mutually contradictory. For example, believing the theory that Princess Diana was murdered but also believing that she faked her own death. This is because the theorists’ commitment to disbelieving the “official“ account is so absolute, it doesn’t matter if their belief system is incoherent.

-Overriding suspicion
Conspiratorial thinking involves a nihilistic degree of skepticism towards the official account. This extreme degree of suspicion prevents belief in anything that doesn’t fit into the conspiracy theory.

-Nefarious intent
The motivations behind any presumed conspiracy are invariably assumed to be nefarious. Conspiracy theories never propose that the presumed conspirators have benign motivations.

-Something must be wrong
Although conspiracy theorists may occasionally abandon specific ideas when they become untenable, those revisions don’t change their overall conclusion that “something must be wrong” and the official account is based on deception.

-Persecuted victim
Conspiracy theorists perceive and present themselves as the victim of organized persecution. At the same time, they see themselves as brave antagonists taking on the villainous conspirators. Conspiratorial thinking involves a self-perception of simultaneously being a victim and a hero.

-Immune to evidence
Conspiracy theories are inherently self-sealing—evidence that counters a theory is re-interpreted as originating from the conspiracy. This reflects the belief that the stronger the evidence against a conspiracy, the more the conspirators must want people to believe their version of events.

-Re-interpreting randomness
The overriding suspicion found in conspiratorial thinking frequently results in the belief that nothing occurs by accident.

Link to the research: www.climatechangecommunication.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ConspiracyTheoryHandbook.pdf

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun
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3 days ago

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Misconceptions Friday Night Show🤗 - the more ones you know, the better is for prejudices in your imagination!) 

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun

Misconceptions Friday Night Show🤗 - the more ones you know, the better is for prejudices in your imagination!)

#Skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun
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6 days ago

5 QUESTIONS TO VERIFY INTORMATION

Let's see our new video about checking seemingly wrong information in media.

Ask yourself:
- Who created this?
- Why did they make it?
- Who is the message for?
- What details were left out, and why?
- How did the message make you feel?

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1 week ago

FILTER BUBBLE 

Did you know that your Google search results are far different from other people? If you put in search line together with your friend the same request, the results will be different! 

The term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser. He related an example in which one user searched Google for BP and got investment news about British Petroleum, while another searcher got information about the BP oil spill, and noted that the two search results pages were strikingly different.

As a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles.

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun

FILTER BUBBLE

Did you know that your Google search results are far different from other people? If you put in search line together with your friend the same request, the results will be different!

The term was coined by internet activist Eli Pariser. He related an example in which one user searched Google for "BP" and got investment news about British Petroleum, while another searcher got information about the BP oil spill, and noted that the two search results pages were "strikingly different".

As a result, users become separated from information that disagrees with their viewpoints, effectively isolating them in their own cultural or ideological bubbles.

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun
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2 weeks ago

MISCONCEPTIONS ARE BACK!

Get relaxed with nice scientific misconceptions you can hear from your teacher or parents. 

#skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun

MISCONCEPTIONS ARE BACK!

Get relaxed with nice scientific misconceptions you can hear from your teacher or parents.

#Skepsis #skepsismovement #switchonyourbrain #learnwithlogos #criticalthinking #ngologos #logosngo #learningisfun
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2 weeks ago

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