3 Steps In Critical Thinking

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Why is critical thinking so important and so necessary when it comes to how , we as humans view our world. When it comes to critical thinking a person must think for themselves. It is the only way for a person to come up with their own moral compass. So what exactly is critical thinking. Weidner (2014) explains it as the ability to understand the context of what is being relayed”. Critical thinking is not just repeating the first answer or thought that comes to mind, but instead is the way we decipher, challenge or champions our own opinions and beliefs on to the world we live in. It takes a special type of mentality and effort to slow down and think our thoughts out thoroughly with the intent to form an opinion, however, every man has…show more content…
Being a critical thinker does not involve a degree or a business suit. Any person can take advantage of these three steps expressed by Weidner (2014) are 1. Rehearse, 2. Reflection, and 3. Reason. Rehearse means one must be able to evaluate the evidence for themselves and not take on the opinion of another . Taking on the opinion of another without thinking for your self is an example of passive decision making. Reflection would be the next step and it involves a person reflecting on the meaning of statements and ideas. Reflection relates to active decision making to me because that is what the person is doing at the the time… actively reflecting on your decision to respond and how or what questions need to be answered for you to have all the information. And finally, step 3 which is also involves active decision making and allows you to present the right argument as it applies to your beliefs and opinions. One must be careful when applying critical thinking because there are numerous fallacies used in arguments that involve critical thinking. Here are some examples of fallacies to watch out for. AD homien is a fallacy which refers to man. It embodies a person using personal attacks against another because they are unable to explain their own beliefs…show more content…
There has to be a Creator to this all. The really sad part to me is that some wasted good critical thinking to try and disprove God exist. Our world has become so cynical and so lost without God being the focus anymore. Those who agree that there must be a beginning to it all, are on the right track and if they would just think logically and not as the devil’s advocate they would know that there is no other conclusion except that God most definitely exist and is the creator of this world and of the universe as a whole. It amazes me that scientist want to explain away the creator simply to prove that can critically thinking is a possibility. The Bible quotes in Corinthians 1:27 “that God chose the foolish things of the world, to shame the wise” Amen! Let God be God and allow others to decide what the want to believe instead of trying to dissuade the human race. It only causes confusion and God’s expresses of love get lost in the process. The cosmopolitan argument the agreement is that something had to exist that was set apart from the creation, and that this being had to have a cause or a purpose for creating the universe. The Thomist argument argued that all things must be traced back to God, an unmovable force. Thomist argument used motion to reason God’s existence, by saying that Weidner (2014) “everything comes into existence and owes his existence
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