Science, Education, and Competing Theories

Competing Theories

At TheBestSchools.org we care deeply about the way public education interacts with the broader culture—especially with the philosophical, scientific, and religious ideas that are circulating in the media today. One of the most important of all questions facing us as citizens—both as voters and as contributors to our common public discourse—is the proper role of […]

The Best Programs for Clinical Hypnosis: How to Become a Professional Hypnotherapist

Clinical Hypnosis Programs

SUMMARY If you want to use hypnosis to help people with health and personal growth, you’ll need to become either a medical practitioner (such as a nurse, dentist, MD, or chiropractor) or a counselor of some sort (such as a clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, or social worker). Other counseling options include motivational speaker, life coach, […]

Best Nursing Career Specialties: The Top 20

Nursing Careers

The nursing shortage continues, and demand for nurses is expected to increase as the baby boomer generation ages and the nurses that are part of that generation retire. Nurses who specialize in various areas are often in even higher demand. The 20 specialties listed here were chosen based upon a combination of demand, salary, and […]

50 People Who Deserve a Nobel Prize

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The Nobel Prizes are the Olympic medals of the mind. They are supposed to go to individuals who deserve the very highest level of recognition for their achievements in the natural sciences, in literature, in economics, and in statesmanship and political activism promoting peace and human well-being. The prizes were established by the Swedish chemist, […]

Caroline Crocker Interview

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Dr. I. Caroline Crocker is a cell biologist whose passion is to promote good science, based on impartial evaluation of evidence rather than blind adherence to consensus. According to her, it is vital to the health, prosperity, and even faith of our nation that science be freed from the constraints of financial, political, and religious motives. For this […]

Einstein—The Early Years

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Many of you will have heard it said that Albert Einstein—the man whose name is synonymous with “genius”—was a “bad student” in school. Or that he was possibly dyslexic, or borderline autistic, or even schizophrenic—all claims that have been published in recent years. A comforting thought for those of us who spent too much of […]

The Mental Illness “Epidemic”: A Debate

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According to certain measures (such as the number of people who qualify for Federal Goverment disability payments), the number of adults in this country who are mentally ill has risen 2.5 times over the past twenty years. For children, the comparable figures are simply stunning. The number of children diagnosed as mentally ill today is […]

Irving Kirsch Interview

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Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., is a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center in Boston. He is also Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Hull in the U.K. Dr. Kirsch is a noted expert on the placebo effect, and the originator of response expectancy theory, one of the main theoretical […]

Are Today’s Kids “Wired” Differently?

We here at TBS are dedicated to bringing you the very best articles with the most relevant and up-to-date information on a range of topics related to education. In an ideal world, that would be a great service in and of itself. It would make life easier for you and for us if that were all […]

Richard Hamming on Scientific Creativity

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In 1986, after a long and productive career as a scientist, Richard Hamming gave a famous lecture entitled “You and Your Research,” which is widely available online (click here for pdf and here for html). Because of its length, we have collected some of its high points. It is one of the best statements you’ll find on […]

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