Final Call for the Conspiracy Theories course

You can still enrol; I know it starts on Monday but if you were thinking about enrolling and have not got around to it I’d just like to say that it’s still open and it would be great to have you along for the ride. Especially since this may be one of the last times it gets offered; given the adult education budget cuts coming in next year and the year after next courses like this one may well be part of the 80% of courses that will just disappear.

CCE – Conspiracy Theories and Critical Thinking

It is that time of year again, the time of year where I advertise my Conspiracy Theories course to the world. If you’re rushing to enrol, then go here. If you are more circumspect, well, I’m not sure I can help you, although I can tell you that this year I propose to:

    Cover both Dan Brown’s ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels and Demons,’ as well as discuss what travesties of writing and historical revision he might be planning in his upcoming book, ‘The Lost Symbol.’

    Expand on the Aoteroa/Te Wai Pounamu (New Zealand) section by adding in the ‘Celtic New Zealand’ thesis as a subject of discussion.

    Talk even more about how Conspiracy Theories and Official Theories interrelate and how one can easily be the other.

    Introduce the material from my upcoming talk to the New Zealand Skeptics1 on Epistemically Authoritative Sources.

    And (probably) lots more.

Notes

  1. More on this later.

Over

Well, the teaching component of my summer school class is now over; only the exam and then sweet sweet release for about a week. Then it’s back to teaching again.

In Semester One I am teaching up at the Med School again (thus ensuring that future medical professionals will be… well, who knows) and am engaging in a pilot e-learning version of my CCE Critical Thinking course. We’re incorporating an online component to the six week lectures and either it is going to be very exciting or a dismal flop (I can’t really see a third option at this point in time, but I am very tired and need about fifteen minutes prep time to have a single thought).

Anyway, at some point new thesis materials will appear online. I’ve also got a curious tale to tell about refereeing, but I may have to be cautious in just how it gets told.

Be Seeing You.