Monday, September 23, 2019

Two hundred and three days in the project #CriticalThinking in 365 concepts

As we write these words a teenager addresses the United Nations about climate change and how adults across the globe are stealing her future with inaction and empty words.

I'm not that much of a fan of government intervention and more taxation. I obviously prefer action by well educated citizenry. Yet, I remember promoting applied science in my high school when I was fourteen, four decades ago, on a solar energy used in the household project, and getting the attention of my teacher, then winning the municipal research competition, and going to nationals, and being completely ignored when upon return from nationals my teacher and I went to administration with a draft MoU with the university so it sponsors research for high schoolers on renewable energy.

Forty years passed and curriculums did not change at all. There or here or anywhere.

It is just as if the folks owning the liveries and the gas lighting companies simply own all politicians everywhere. Didn't we see this happen before?

Remember our fundamental question: "of what is this a case?" and use it always when you are trying to make sense of anything. 

With that in mind, let's see how we addressed fallacies:

197. Strength of Argument

201. A journey of a thousand miles is made of putting one step in front of another. Again and again.

202. Under - Average - Above 

203. Marlboro Man, or
Beware Influencers

If we learned anything, it is that fallacies are all around us and we simply love to adopt them without having a clue that we are simply "thinking" and acting at their mercy. 

Can we put a stop to it? 

Let's go back and read again things we introduced before the last two weeks and let's see how we feel now. 

Adrian S. Petrescu, Ph.D., J.D.

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