Essay On Value Of Critical Thinking

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Without thinking critically, you are only looking at the surface of things. It is easy to simply fall pray to the underhanded machinations of others. In regards to a politician's statement in the media, do you accept it at face value? Do you accept some people’s statements and not others'? Irregardless, you probably exercise at least some judgment, based on what you know about the particular person, and whether or not you generally agree with them or not. Knowing whether or not you agree with someone is not necessarily the same as critical thinking however. Your reaction may be based on emotion ("I hate that guy!") prejudice (I hate guys like that!”) or on the fact that this elected official supports programs that are in your interest, even though they do not have the best interests of everyone else in mind and they already have one paw in the chicken coop. Thinking about these issues, it becomes clear how valuable critical thinking can be! It helps us imply what is accurate and what is not. Giving you a solid factual base for solving problems or addressing issues. …show more content…

The first ancestor of humans whom said to himself, "Every one has always made bone tools but they break awful easily. I bet we could make tools out of something else, what if I tried this rock?" was using critical thinking. So too were most of the social, artistic and technological groundbreakers that followed. You’d be hard pressed to finds an advance in almost any area of humanities development that didn't start with someone looking at the way things were and saying "It doesn't have to be that way. What if we looked at it from another angle?" There exercize of critical thinking and it’s developments across time is directly responsible for the world we live in today. We may never be able to accurately judge the full scope of it’s affects which are literally

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