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    Compare and contrast of logical thinking, scientific thinking, and optimistic are needed. Then use a workplace scenario highlighting scientific thinking using critical thinking and decision making.

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    1. Need to have compare and contrast of logical thinking, scientific thinking, and optimistic.

    Logical thinking:

    ?Reasoning based on the rules of formal logic. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/logical-thinking.html
    ?Logical thinking depends on cause and effect reasoning.
    ?Although everyone has a native ability to think logically and critically; many people, including many business owners, have never had the training or practice to develop this capacity.
    ?Like scientific thinking and critical thinking, it is a very important skill and must be taught.
    ?There are many everyday life situations in which the ability to think logically is imperative, as in work situations. If a person stands at a curb and there is a car approaching, his life literally depends on whether he is able to think logically or not. If he can, he will understand that he must wait for the car to pass; otherwise it will run him over.
    ?This means that logical thinking is thinking in terms of causes and consequences, which in its turn means that it is sequential thinking.
    ?Logical thinking means following a train of thought. It is like looking into and predicting the future: if this happens, then that will happen. However, this has nothing to do with fortune telling or optimism that everything will turn out okay. It contrasts with optimism. Rather, it is based on the interpretation of certain prevalent conditions and then predicting what will happen if the same conditions continue to prevail.
    ?One needs logical thinking is used in scientific thinking, and when applying the scientific method. One must be able to think logically (http://www.audiblox2000.com/logical-thinking.htm).

    Scientific thinking:

    ?In science, scientific thinking is about reasoning through the application of the steps of the scientific method.
    ?The steps involved in the scientific method are observations, developing hypotheses, designing experiments, gathering data, evaluating results, and coming to conclusions), the null hypothesis, and blind and double blind strategies, all to reduce the likelihood that our personal biases will affect our conclusions.
    ?Through reflecting and the use of critical and logical reasoning/thinking about the relationship between our results and our hypotheses (theories), we come to conclusions about what to believe. It is about using scepticism to draw accurate conclusions. Is this critical thinking? Is there a connection between scientific thinking and critical thinking?
    ?It is often a popular term for critical thinking (but not everyone agrees, but keeps the two terms separate).
    ?In other words, scientific thinking involves both logically analysis and critical thinking in problem solving and decisions-making: wondering about things; asking questions and collecting information; making predictions about what might; looking, listening, touching, smelling, and tasting to get information; organizing information and discussing it; comparing things by talking about how they are alike and different, and explaining why ...

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    Compares and contrasts logical thinking, scientific thinking, and optimistic. Then, this solution uses a workplace scenario highlighting scientific thinking using critical thinking and decision making.