Good Decisions Start with Quality Information and Sound Thinking

Critical Thinking/Logic

Do you know the difference between inductive and deductive reasoning? Can you describe a syllogism and the three ways in which syllogistic conclusions can lead to faulty conclusions? Well, fear not, because we can! Read or download our Critical Thinking Guide and start drawing more logical conclusions and making more compelling arguments.

Sound Science

Can you tell the difference between sound science and junk science? Check out our Sound Science Guide and make sure that you can. It includes a Sound Science Crib Sheet for easy reference. You might also want to review our well received paper on the Science of Sustainability.


In Statistical Deception at Work, John Maura writes, "If you cannot understand simple statistics, you can be fooled by news stories, advertisements and daily encounters with other people. You are likely to be taken in by modern-day medicine men who are out there seeking ways to dupe unsuspecting [individuals] into becoming their agents."

Grab our Statistics Guide and don't get fooled again!


Frankly, we humans are not particularly good at assessing risks in the absolute, or when comparing
one risk against another. In Thinking About Risk, we hope to provide you with some reasons as to why this is so, and highlight some of the ways that scientists, engineers and other professionals are working to improve
our ability to assess, manage and communicate about risk.

Plastics Biodegradability

Biodegradability. Compostability. What are they? How do you know if plastics advertised as compostable really are what they say? It's a complex, frustrating, and fast-changing area. Get the facts from our highly acclaimed presentation entitled Avoiding the Plastics Biodegradation Minefield.