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To discuss Critical thinking, what it means, how to attain it and why it is so important...

Also to discuss the insight, perception and realization gained in various areas after applying Critical Thinking as opposed to previous views…


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Do you feel advanced enough? - If not this book will allow you to move to a different level, I have not ordered it yet, as I prefer to read e-books now, but this one is not available yet... [rowman.com]
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RichieO 8 Ireland Dec 1 Dec 1 55 comments
I believe less now than I did before I started to think critically, so that’s created a bit more space in the memory for more important things, but as you get older the memory shrinks, so it’s useful to have selective memory loss, along ...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 29 Nov 29 33 comments
When Long John Silver boasted of his piece of eight, was he talking about money? I think money is such a great incentive to lie, cheat, do dirty favours, be unethical and in fact some will do just about anything to obtain more, including kill,...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 24 Nov 24 88 comments
About 40yrs ago I heard a debate about global warming linked to excess Co2 and exhaust fumes, the guy in denial of it being man-made said if it was a natural event and not our doing, it would be a waste of money going over to renewable energy ...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 21 Nov 21 44 comments
Cogito, ergo sum. I prefer, I think critically so I am always looking for the truth.
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Austin-Cambridge 7 Portugal Nov 20 Nov 20 33 comments
You can look at someone and hurry past them at the same time, but is that a good thing to do?
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Jolanta 8 Australia Nov 19 Nov 19 77 comments
I have been reading a book that is very related to thinking and critical thinking. It is Jonathan Haidt's book, The Righteous Mind. The subtitle introduces the book very well: Why Good People Are Divided By Politics And Religion. I think this is one...
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wonderandlisten 5 IN Nov 18 Nov 18 66 comments
You cannot hide stuff from people, they always find out, like kids for instance, will usually learn it at school regardless. But if you tell them things in your own settings, you can control how they learn about it. It's better if you are the source ...
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Glenn1989 4 Australia Nov 18 Nov 18 33 comments
Well maybe not in the U.S so much, as some change religion more often than the president tweets… So what was your reason for ditching religion? The reason I ask is so many have issues/disagreements with the church about human, women's and gay...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 18 Nov 18 22 comments
For those not yet familiar with the Dunning–Kruger effect, a much-simplified video explanation... Youtube
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 17 Nov 17 44 comments
WHY SO MUCH POVERTY IN SUCH A RICH COUNTRY? “Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can ...
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Jolanta 8 Australia Nov 15 Nov 15 66 comments
We make assumptions with all our senses at times, from what we see, hear, smell, taste, touch, and gut feelings… There are other aspects to this, for example, if you were about to make a purchase, you would look at the price, quality and the ...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 15 Nov 15 33 comments
Rapidly approaching 200, well done RichieO, good to know the amount of thinkers on this site is growing!
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Austin-Cambridge 7 Portugal Nov 15 Nov 15 11 comment
Talking to people who disagree with you is good for your brain.
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Jolanta 8 Australia Nov 13 Nov 13 99 comments
One question I asked of myself was: ‘what is it that really offends me deeply’ the answer I gave actually surprised me, so what would be your trigger?
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 12 Nov 12 77 comments
I am very interested to know what CT members think of the hedonist king Henry VIII's decision to defy Rome and establish the church of England and It's effect on todays number of catholics in the world?
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Austin-Cambridge 7 Portugal Nov 11 Nov 11 33 comments
Almost daily we hear of corruption in almost every area, corporations, governments, sport, etc. The biggest concern is mostly about the first two, especially when it involves both in the same issues, as it so often shows the whole concept of ...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 10 Nov 10 44 comments
Don't waste too much time trying to entertain yourself, read this, wise up and be on your guard for lies, scams and nonsense... [lifelessons.co]
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 9 Nov 9 22 comments
For those of you who do use CT to determine the truth, what do you think of the difference between the Christian church and Islam when it comes to marketing? The Hajj must create a multitude of opportunities for travel companies, hotels and airlines,...
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Austin-Cambridge 7 Portugal Nov 7 Nov 7 55 comments
Sharpen your CT skills here! [lifelessons.co]
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 7 Nov 7 11 comment
When we make assumptions about others we usually get it wrong, one reason is there so many different ways to get it wrong and only one way that will be right...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 4 Nov 4 33 comments
Critical thinking requires that you abandon all the stories that do not meet the basic criteria for belief… So do Critical Thinkers enjoy fairy stories as much as anyone else?
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RichieO 8 Ireland Nov 3 Nov 3 66 comments
I have spent many hours using CT to ascertain how Donald Trump has become the popinjay, barbermonger and fop he is today. With the best possible start in life financially, one would expect the man to be educated, sophisticated and cultured yet he has...
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Austin-Cambridge 7 Portugal Oct 29 Oct 29 44 comments
Applied CT. The closer you look into something the more complicated it becomes, this applies to almost everything. After spending many hours of reading through investigative journalists reports on tRump and his families activities and how he reacts...
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RichieO 8 Ireland Oct 25 Oct 25 44 comments
50 tips for the Critical thinker, I'm trying to memorize all of them but failing, so I will keep the the link for future reference... [lifelessons.co]
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RichieO 8 Ireland Oct 22 Oct 22 22 comments


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