Reasons to take Critical Thinking
A key to changing the way people think is "critical thinking," the ability to draw logical conclusions, or (more often, in the messy world of social issues) the reverseto discern gaps in logic, to detect broken conceptual links in the causative chain of, say, campaign promises. Science amplifies our power of discernment; the scientific way of thinking enables us to assess whether facts fit theories, or, in the political arena, whether actual circumstances support proffered positions. Critical thinking is the essence of the scientific method. Knowing the difference between assumption and deduction, and between presumption and proof, can alter one's outlook and transform an electorate. The cognitive skill to distinguish among hope, faith, possibility, probability and certitude are potent weapons in anyone's political survival kit and can be applied in all areas of life and society."
Did you know that in 1994 it was claimed that "Every year since 1950,
the number of American children gunned down has doubled." Well... as
discussed in this
article, critical thinking can help you distinguish good from bad statistics
- something which might help you avoid accepting that 35 trillion children
were killed in 1994 (which is what that statistic suggests). See here
for an explanation (From the Chronicle of Higher Education).
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