If you read more than the first couple of words you get to this gem, which I find hilarious. It's pretty clear what this is all about let's not make a fuss where there need not be one. This is still Texas, this crazy shit still happens because we are literally run by the stupidest people the state could find.which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging the student’s fixed beliefs and undermining parental authority.
Last edited by Apex Vertigo; 06-29-2012 at 01:37.
If someone tells you moses parted the sea, you can either believe what you are told or you can use critical thinking to analyze it and form your own conclusions about if this is to be believed or not. Bible thumpers do NOT want people to think like this, hence this opposition to the 'evil' critical thinking.
Here are some definitions for you:
So you seem to be arguing that critical thinking in some circumstances can be bad as if it somehow leads to indoctrination. But the very nature of critical thinking is not partial to anything, its simply a mental skill/technique.Critical thinking is thinking that questions assumptions
...reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do
the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action
the process of purposeful, self-regulatory judgment, which uses reasoned consideration to evidence, context, conceptualizations, methods, and criteria
A more accurate title would be "Fuck what you think, this is a full on plutocracy now".
I'm happy teachers challenged my fixed beliefs, my parents taught me some wacky stuff.
Wow, this keeps getting better and better.
"We oppose any sex education other than abstinence until marriage."
Last edited by doomahx; 06-29-2012 at 02:40.
I had one right winged teacher, more of a libertarian I suppose, best class I attended in high school. Guy ran several local businesses, and taught an elective where he just gave lectures on whatever he felt like. Really smart guy, I believe he was the validictorian of whichever university he went to.
And when they are included at younger ages in association with current events or social issues as opposed (to) black and white math, grammar, and science they lead to indoctrination, not critical thinking at all.
I bolded some important grammatical parts of that sentence to help guide you this time.
You want critical thinking? Teach heavy Geometry and Calc classes with a bit of courses on theory of Logics mixed in. You keep it neutral from any touchy subjects (politics, religions etc.) while giving the powerful analysis skills to the student.
Teach the kid the process of "P implies Q" and everything falls into place after that.
Last edited by doomahx; 06-29-2012 at 14:38.
Here's a well made video that brings up reasons why critical thinking is important. I recommend you watch his other stuff too, he makes great vids.