Critical Thinking

Why Daniel Kahneman Is Really Excited About AI

<i>This essay appears in today’s edition of the</i> Fortune <i>Brainstorm Health Daily. Get it delivered straight to your inbox.</i><p>Happy Wednesday. Those of you …

Artificial Intelligence

Issue Mapping FAQs

<i>Issue Mapping FAQs</i> <i></i><p><b>Why Issue Mapping?</b> <b></b><p>Issue Mapping is the process of crafting an issue map, a way of making <i>critical thinking visible</i>. An issue map is …

Use These Six Simple Decision-Making Metrics To Kill Meetings And Emails In 2017

Leadership and management are largely about judgment and decisiveness, so it’s no surprise a Bain & Co study found that decision making drives 95% of business performance.<p>The real surprise is that decision making is one of the most poorly tracked business activities. Think about it: your company’s …

Analytics

Response to comments on “Is majoring in liberal arts a mistake for students?”

I saw a wide range of responses to my blog post “<b>Is majoring in liberal arts a mistake for students?”</b> I have chosen here to not address those that …

Education

Improving Critical Thinking With a Simple 5-Step Process

Improving critical thinking takes practice, but it’s actually easy. With a simple system to refer back to you can’t go wrong. That’s exactly what …

How good are the atheistic arguments of Christopher Hitchens?

Investigation in progressI thought that I would go over an opening statement from a previous debate featuring Christopher Hitchens to find out what …

Atheism

Don't Worry About the Free Press - Worry About Free Thinking

Concerns about media bias and fake news are valid. Some claim the free press is out of control - others that it's under attack. But the state of the "free press" is not the greatest cause for concern. Our ability to think about what it offers, without emotional and logical blinders, is what should …

News Media

A Field Guide to Lies and Statistics review – timely but limited

Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin delves into how the brain processes big fat fibs – but leaves some stones unturned<p>Politics has always required lies, but it’s hard to think of a democratic leader who has lied so brazenly and so constantly as Donald Trump. The burning question is whether his supporters …

Making brand design great again using powerful imagery over rationality

<b>To create commercially impactful brand design, we should use the power of images, rather than rely on rational persuasion, writes Nir …

Design

Teaching the Greeks and Critical Thinking - Part 19: Leisure and Cultivating the Mind

<b>The Greek Way, Chapter 6, Question 4: Why is leisure needed to cultivate the mind?</b><p>Imagine a modern Everyman as a tabula rasa upon which is imprinted a post-literate culture. So much time is spent on making a living and the practicalities of life that little time, energy, and interest are left for …

T.S. Eliot

Who didn't know this?!

Now that there’s an After School Satan club in a Utah elementary school, the <i>Salt Lake Tribune</i> seems to have discovered the dirty truth about The …

Atheism

Critical Thinking K-2: Following Directions

<b>Critical Thinking Worksheets (Grades K-2)</b><p>Following Directions<p><b>This worksheet is part of a special library of free printable work sheets created for</b> …

Students

7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - TeachThought PD

<b>7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions</b><p>*<i>this blog was originally published at TeachThought.com</i><p>Questions can be extraordinary learning tools.<p>…

Students

In Opinion: How behavioral economics explains everyday life

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Life Sciences

Work Sheet Library: Critical Thinking: Grades 6-8

<b>Welcome to Education World's Work Sheet Library. In this section of our library, we present more than 100 ready-to-print student work sheets</b> …

High School

Pundits, Facts and the Future

Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Group, is one of the smartest guys I know. Each quarter, he sends out a letter to investors filled with sharp insights and observations. I find all of his letters to be worthwhile, but this quarter he played right to my confirmation bias in his discussion …

Life Sciences

Where the Wild Things Are: Anomalies and the Poverty of Critical Thinking

<i>“People tend to say ‘I like independent thinkers but they must think what I want them to think independently’”</i> – Rassool Jibraeel Snyman<p>I’m thinking …

​Fake News and the Information War Combated by Healthy Consumption of Information

Fake news, information wars, and the general poisoning of the internet with widespread misinformation are transforming the Information Age into the …

Fake News

Statistical Thinking

p-values and Type I Errors are Not the Probabilities We Need<p>In trying to guard against false conclusions, researchers often attempt to minimize the …

Data Science

The Spyn Decision-Making Tops Make Decisions for You

Who will choose which TV program you watch tonight? Will you select the restaurant for date night or will your partner? While making some choices is …

Entertainment

Getting a scientific message across means taking human nature into account

We humans have collectively accumulated a lot of science knowledge. We’ve developed vaccines that can eradicate some of the most devastating …

Life Sciences

Economics is fundamentally flawed – far worse than the Bank of England realises

shutterstock.comThe Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane, recently criticised his very own profession. This led to a bout of soul …

Economics

Cognitive science suggests Trump makes us more accepting of the morally outrageous

In October 2015, a college student named Lauren Batchelder stood up at a campaign forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, and challenged Donald Trump's record on women's issues. “Maybe I’m wrong,” she said, “maybe you can prove me wrong, but I don’t think you’re a friend to women.”<p>So far, this might …

Philosophy

Should social science be more solution-oriented?

Altmetric: 170<p>Views: 4<p>More detail<p>Perspective<p>Duncan J. Watts<p><i>Nature Human Behaviour</i> <b>1</b>, Article number: 0015 (2017)<p>doi:10.1038/s41562-016-0015<p>Download …

Research

What is Critical Thinking?

Of course every election season has me asking the above question, especially this one, but that is not why I am asking.<p>Several years ago I was asked …

Education

A dialogue on theatre criticism in the digital age

Every now and then an article comes about on the subject of arts criticism in the digital age. In his latest piece, Matt Trueman seems to think that, …

News Media

Scientific Evidence and Potential Barriers in the Management of Brazilian Protected Areas

by Eduardo L. H. Giehl, Marcela Moretti, Jessica C. Walsh, Marco A. Batalha, Carly N. CookProtected areas are a crucial tool for halting the loss of …

Scientific Research

Michael Lewis' New Book Carries An Essential Message For Our Time

As he demonstrated in books like <i>Moneyball</i>, <i>Boomerang</i>, and <i>The Big Short</i>, Michael Lewis has a genius for finding stories about people who view reality from an unusual angle and telling these stories in a compulsively readable way.<p>In his new book <i>The Undoing Project</i>: <i>A Friendship that Changed Our Minds</i>, …

Life Sciences

Critical Thinking versus Listicle Thinking

Given the year we lived through, it’s only natural that everyone wants answers <i>fast.</i> 2016 was a banner year of challenges, tragedies, and triumphs for …

The power of disruptive ideas

Disruption is a notion that has transformed the conventional philosophical wisdom of linearity of critical discourses of modernity. The linear and …

Pakistan