This article argues that too many people in the modern world are fearful of new ideas and criticism of existing ideas—everybody should learn to embrace critical thinking as it is a vital component of democracy.
This article by Frances Coleman, writing for Al.com, makes the following points:
- Challenging ideas can show you that your view of the world may be wrong, incomplete or contradictory.
- Asking hard questions is always uncomfortable, but forbidding critical thinking is dangerous.
- Challenging your ideas, or challenging a popular doctrine, is necessary to develop a critically thinking and free society.
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