I believe in the scientific method (Wikipedia link opens in new tab) as a way to determine how to discover good information.
I believe that a knowledge of logical fallacies (Wikipedia link opens in new tab) and cognitive biases (Wikipedia link opens in new tab) helps determine what is a bad statement.
I also believe in being kind.
📖Carl Sagan, “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark”, 1995.
📕Simon Singh & Edzard Ernst, “Trick or Treatment: Alternative Medicine on Trial”, 2008.
📒Julian Baggini, “The Duck that Won the Lottery (and 99 other bad arguments)”, 2008.
📗Debbie Nathan, “Sybil Exposed”, 2011.
📙James Randi, “Flim-Flam! Psychics, ESP, Unicorns, and Other Delusions”, 1980.
📘Martin Gardner, “Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science”, 1957 (1976).
And yes, I’ll include one on Art:
📚John Berger, “Ways of Seeing”, 1972.