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How do we decide what to believe?

Have you ever stopped to ask yourself, How do we decide what to believe? OpenScienceLAB, a project of Chabot Space & Science Center, seeks to explore this fundamental question and its implications for science education. As one of Northern California’s leading informal science centers, we strive to continually improve the way we provide science information and experiences for our visitors. We believe a deeper understanding of how knowledge is acquired is an essential part of this endeavor.

On this page we will be posting links to articles, blogs, events and discussions around this topic. Please join in the discussion by posting your comments on our blog pages or email us direct at OpenScience@ChabotSpace.org.


By Alexander Zwissler
By Camella Bontaites
By Ben Burress

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How do we decide
what to believe?

An occasional blog that explores how and why we decide what to believe, and the implications for science education and learning.

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Touring the Cognitive Landscapes of Science

Explore how scientific knowledge is produced and shared. We're exhuming the beliefs, noodling around in the biases, and OSblog is our invitation to you to view some of what we find along the way.

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KQED Science Blogs, Astronomy

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What’s up
in space?

A bi-weekly blog focused on current happenings in space exploration, celestial events, and other astronomical topics.

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    Thanks to the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, a conference to address these questions was convened on October 20 and 21, 2011 in Oakland California.

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