Posts Tagged ‘critical thinking’

Opinions

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 pm, December 9th, 2016 - 162 comments

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”

What skills do we need in the age of fake news?

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 130 comments

Revelations surrounding the role of fake news in the American election have been stunning. And the critical thinking skills that democracy needs to survive this trend are under attack in our education system.

Righties cutting themselves on Occam’s razor

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 am, March 1st, 2012 - 113 comments

The Left has its fair share of conspiracy theorists – who think that, for reasons tenuously explained at best, various, often opposing, organisations are secretly carrying out massive cons and not being discovered. But we’ve got nothing on the Right. Belief that climate change is world’s most enormous conspiracy, engineered for no good reason, is an article of faith for these guys. If it weren’t so serious, it would be hilarious.

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