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"It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement." Sherlock Holmes




Free Think University offers multi-media courses about The Great Ideas that shape our culture. Based on inquiries from our students, we curate a collection of some of the best content from some of the world’s leading thinkers, creating a forum for the age-old contest of ideas. A pioneer in the “learn-to-earn” movement, Free Think U rewards students with scholarships for college and other life experiences.




Do the Mental Health Sciences have a LGBT Blind Spot?

Wed, May 27, 2015

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By Joseph Turner | Social workers are regularly tasked with diagnosing and treating people’s mental health issues. How can we if we accept that all same-sex attraction is healthy?  A scene stands out to me from my graduate program in social work. A lesbian professor visited our class to tell about her experience [...]

The Cult of Healthy Eating Has More in Common with Religion than Science

Mon, May 25, 2015

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By Alan Levinovitz | Food seems simple to study.  If we can put a man on the moon, transplant a heart, and manipulate DNA, then surely we can unpack the relationship between eating vegetables and living longer. There’s no obvious difficulty in figuring out if wine decreases risk of heart disease, or if eating red [...]

New FTU Video on Baby Found in a Trash Bag Tops 1 Million Views

Sat, May 23, 2015

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A video produced by Free Think University and Brownrygg Wools, and sponsored by The River Foundation, has topped 1 million views and is stirring conversation about the unpredictable value of human life, regardless of one’s pro-life/pro-choice perspective.
“As a business owner, I really like the idea of connecting my donations and scholarships to a commitment to learn – to learn about the ideas that make for ethical and principled future leaders.”
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Rob
Founders Circle Member
“Free Think University is great in that each course bolsters critical thinking, and in the end, as a student, I am able to take a stance based on my own decision.”
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Brittney
Florida State University
“Free Think University has the potential to be . . . a Khan Academy for the Big Questions that students are asking, shaping the way we view the world and our ability to impact it. Free Think U can be that, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
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Jon
Harvard University
“The name Free Think University is self-explanatory – it’s a place where you can think for yourself. This approach to learning promotes critical, creative thinking. It’s about open and informed and civil expression of ideas – sometimes with people who disagree with you. Where else is that happening in my generation?”
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Jonathan
Appalchian State University
“Students are rarely encouraged to think carefully about issues from outside of a politically correct viewpoint. I appreciate how Free Think U is doing a great job of challenging that system.”
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Hannah
Scholarship Winner
“As a leader in the financial services industry, I see too many people spend too much on higher education – without a strategic commitment to make sure that the students they are sponsoring are thinking critically about life’s most important questions. That’s why I’m a founding member of Free Think University.”
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Tim
Founders Circle Member
“Free Think U is doing a remarkable job of providing students with course experiences that are both pertinent to current events and to the bigger questions in life. It provides a perfect blend of topics that will keep a student engaged in the issues of today’s world.”
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Samuel
Valparaiso University
“I like Free Think U because they provide courses that lay out the 'non-PC' position and fairly contrast it with the other side.”
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Will
High School Senior
“Free Think U has great potential to revitalize the entire education system because it creates a learning environment where students are required to think for themselves. The effects of training students to think well is that they will be able to engage the world as an individual thinker, rather than as a parrot.”
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Leah
Grove City College