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How To Think Critically

#1  Postby truthinScience » Feb 27, 2010 3:33 am

Here are a few resources that will help guide you into higher levels of thinking. I would, please, ask that we keep this topic clean so visitors and users like you might be able to quickly find what they need. Thank you.

Critical Thinking


University of Victoria's "Thinking Critically" Has compiled a nice guide to place you on the path to higher thinking. It also includes an extensive, comprehensive explanation on Concept Mapping and Problem Solving.

Bloom's Taxonomy is another great starting point.

CriticalThinking.org Has an extensive library of free articles on critical thinking.

Logical Fallacies

LogicalFallacies.info Has a nice list of logical fallacies.

Stephen Downes Guide to the Logical Fallacies Is worth a quick peek. It contains an extensive list of logical fallacies.
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Re: How To Think Critically

#2  Postby truthinScience » Feb 27, 2010 3:42 am

Videos

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For Children

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#3  Postby dinoboy » Feb 27, 2010 6:11 pm

Is this to be a collation of useful links on critical thinking?


I have a few more if you'd like:

Logical Fallacies
Scientific Thinking and the Scientific method
Project 2061: Benchmarks for Science Literacy
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#4  Postby Stephen » Feb 28, 2010 3:44 am

Oops, QualiaSoup's already been posted!
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#5  Postby Eduard » Mar 03, 2010 10:42 am

Thanks for the links, I like the one summarising the logical fallacies
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#6  Postby twistor59 » Mar 03, 2010 1:47 pm

truthinScience wrote:
Logical Fallacies

http://www.logicalfallacies.info/



From that site: "Appeal to Force" - never heard that one categorized before. But I like it:

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#7  Postby Tyrannical » Mar 23, 2010 8:08 am

If you think too critically how ever, you'll get booted and banned as a Troll :P
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#8  Postby Rumraket » Mar 24, 2010 11:49 am

Tyrannical wrote:If you think too critically how ever, you'll get booted and banned as a Troll :P


Of course. Woe unto the fool who dares question the absolute power and delicious noodliness of the FSM.
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#9  Postby Aurlito » Mar 24, 2010 12:02 pm

I suppose simply disputing everything declares a person's critical thinking. am I right?
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#10  Postby Kenaz » Mar 24, 2010 11:17 pm

Great thread! I'll add this, and if you enjoy it, please consider adding it to the already wonderful list of resources on critical thinking.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T69TOuqaqXI[/youtube]
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#11  Postby Sityl » Mar 24, 2010 11:19 pm

This thread is officially awarded the win™ award. Congratulations. (Bookmarked)
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#12  Postby juːtoʊpiə » Apr 17, 2010 9:45 am

Aurlito wrote:I suppose simply disputing everything declares a person's critical thinking. am I right?

Someone obviously didn't read the links...
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#13  Postby jaydot » Apr 20, 2010 2:47 pm

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#14  Postby Oliver » May 25, 2010 12:45 am

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#15  Postby Tyrannical » May 25, 2010 12:51 am

Oliver wrote::popcorn:


Sorry, but you aren't allowed to do that to a post dead for over a month. You are going to have to think long and hard and add something insightful.
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#16  Postby jaydot » May 25, 2010 2:20 am

why?
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#17  Postby Oliver » May 25, 2010 12:27 pm

Tyrannical wrote:Sorry, but you aren't allowed to do that to a post dead for over a month. You are going to have to think long and hard and add something insightful.

Hmmmm. Let me think!

I did read a few of these a while back. They covered this subject.
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#18  Postby Hugin » May 27, 2010 10:57 pm

Robert Todd Carroll, author of The Skeptic's Dictionary, has authored a book called Becoming a Critical Thinker. Two chapters are available for free downloading. Very good IMO! :thumbup:

Chapter 1
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#19  Postby bert » Jun 13, 2010 6:42 am

I just watched the last video (Intellectual virtues). I'd call it intellectual poison.

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#20  Postby Bud's Brain » Jun 16, 2010 9:14 am

This is great, thanks all. Can we make it 'sticky'?
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