“To be truly open-minded is to accept the possibility that you may be wrong, and that you are willing to change your position in the face of incontrovertible evidence.” – R. Finley
Atlanta native, Reginald Vaughn Finley, Sr. (born in 1974) is a Science Educator, Critical Thinking Educator, Consumer Health Advocate and an Evidence-Based Genealogist.
I have conducted informal research and surveys on GMO Golden Rice, Natural Cancer Treatments, Popular Supplements, Biological Evolution, Polar Bear Adaptation and more..
Please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I am available for lectures, discussions, debates, and media appearances.
> Ph.D. Natural Science Education, 2022
> M.S. Microbiology and Cell Science, 2024
> M.Sc. Biological Sciences, 2016
> M.Ed. Science and The Public, 2013
> B.Sc. Human Development, 2011
> A.A. Liberal Arts, 2014
> CFI Certificate – Science and The Public
> Certificate – Human Biomedical Research
> Certificate – Research Ethics
> Certificate – Public Health
> Certificate – Nutrition
> Physical Science Faculty – 2019
> Visiting Biology Professor– 2018
> Senior Biology Instructor – 2018
> AP Chemistry Teacher – 2018-2019
> Science Chair, Advanced Sciences Educator – 2016-2018
> Biology Instructor, 2015-2016
> Osteological Sciences Educator, 2015
> Physical Science Educator, 2012-2014
> Toxicological Technician, 2012
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- New role with the NCSE - I am happy to report that I have accepted a new position with the National Center for Science Education. In my new role, I am acting as their Engagement and Outreach Specialist. I will be responsible for a number of roles including supporting teachers with challenges in teaching evolution, climate change, and the nature of… Continue reading New role with the NCSE
- How to Spot Fake Medical / Science Claims: Episode #2 – Scientific Studies, Marketing, and Bias - You have all seen it. You are in some online venue in which some controversial topic comes up in science, health, or medicine and invariably, someone will post a link to a “scientific” article supporting their claims. How do you determine what is valid and what is not? Let’s take a look: 1.) Website Links:… Continue reading How to Spot Fake Medical / Science Claims: Episode #2 – Scientific Studies, Marketing, and Bias
- Glyphosate Meme - I posted a new meme that’s making the rounds. Feel free to connect with me on my other social media networks if you also believe that science, critical thinking, evidence, and our planet is worth fighting for. 🙂 ~ Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, AmazingLife.Bio, Instagram, Snapchat ~ F
- Accepted two new teaching positions - I am now teaching at Ultimate Medical Academy full-time in which I will be teaching primarily General Biology. I have also accepted a position at Sonoran Desert Institute in which I will be teaching the Physical Sciences. I am looking forward to my new adventures.
- How to Spot Fake Medical / Science Claims: Episode #1 - Every few weeks, I’m going to post examples of pseudoscience and hyped-up claims to help the public develop the ability to recognize patterns of crap science. So, did you know? Holistic Ali is apparently confused. This is common pseudoscience that you are bound to run into especially among health conscientious groups. We should be passionate… Continue reading How to Spot Fake Medical / Science Claims: Episode #1
“I am afraid that we are failing ourselves and our collective future. We need a society that encourages rational thought, critical thinking, intellectual honesty, humanism, freethought, scientific thinking, honesty, courage, and the freedom to question. In our schools, we need passionate educators that love their fields and who know how to impart that passion onto others. Teachers passing content knowledge exams and achieving high student test scores will not fix: our unsupported biases, our dichotomous political system, our religious and cultural intolerances, our greed, the celebration and perpetuation of violence, a rising anti-intellectualism, the constant fake news, and our gleeful and purposeful ignorances. To move toward a more enlightened world, we must continue to reach out through civic passion, patience, purposeful listening and understanding, self-reflective honesty, and we must produce truly decent and intelligent citizens for our youth to model. As educators, parents, and concerned citizens, we can begin by placing a foot on the right path, by at least modifying our curriculum in all fields, in ways which help to drive aspects of what we wish our society to eventually become. In time, hopefully we can produce a world that is far better off than where we are now. With conscientious effort, we can avert this idiocratic dark age that we appear to be spiraling into. It begins, with you.” – Reginald V. Finley Sr
What is Critical Thinking?
My favorite video about Critical Thinking by Qualia Soup:
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