The principles of critical thinking in this short animated talk cover lots of territory. This is essential material for science and scientists. More pointedly, it is absolutely necessary for anyone who takes a skeptical stance and proposes to judge and criticize research that pushes the boundaries. We all like to feel we are on top of the situation. We want to be right. Critical thinking is a set of tools which can ensure that those feelings and desires are not just arrogance and self-deception. The principles in this presentation are simple, but deeper and richer than at first appears. If you (or I) can follow them faithfully, we will be better scientists and much better skeptics.
The source of this movie is QualiaSoup December 24, 2009Category: Education,Tags:
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