BLUFThis 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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References from the Web:
- NOV 2020 Why the 'paradox mindset' is the key to success—BBC
- JAN 2021 Speaking of Psychology: Why people believe in conspiracy theories—APA
- AUG 2022 What Is the Confirmation Bias?—Very Well Mind