What are you doing right now? Yes, right this very second? Got your answer? Okay, here’s what I think of your answer (no matter what it is): You might be wrong. The choice(s) you’re making at this moment might be based on a mistake. How do I know? Because the process of making judgments of any… Continue reading Don’t Forget to Live
The first challenge is to see the value of an idea without romanticizing away its limitations. The second challenge is to see the limitations of an idea without losing the ability to make constructive use of its value. Most fallacies are not the result of placing faith in bad ideas, but in making too much or… Continue reading Not too much, Not too little
Critical thinking isn’t just for stuff on the internet. It’s for every medium and every message that will ever exist. Intelligence is the only technology that never gets outdated. Our commitment to analyzing and assessing information will always be just as important as the credibility of the sources from which we gather that information. Wherever we… Continue reading Thinking Caps Are Always in Style
The Preemptive Strike Fallacy: This fallacy is committed when someone assumes they’ve discredited your rebuttal to their arguments simply by forecasting the fact that you would dare to have a response at all. It’s usually expressed in the form of sarcastic statements like “I’m sure you’re going to have a response to this because you… Continue reading Fallacies I See: “You ALWAYS Have An Answer!”
As Education Director for an alternative education program, I am frequently asked some version of the following two questions: 1) Is College for everyone? 2) Is Praxis for everyone? Besides food, water, air, shelter, and love (and I’m sure there are some people who would even debate the necessity of the aforementioned elements), there aren’t… Continue reading Is (insert activity here) For Everyone?