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    Critical Thinking: Proverb

    A Vietnamese proverb says, "The mouse does not know life until it has been into the mouth of the cat." What are the implications of the proverb for you on both a scientific and a personal level? Would your answers change it you considered this questions from a cultural background other than your own? How?

    Newspaper Column on Global Warming

    Suppose you are a newspaper columnist asked to address the issue of global warming and energy in the next editorial blog of your newspaper's website. Which techniques should you use to present your ideas and to persuade your audience effectively? Which approaches should you use to communicate your ideas effectively?

    Scientific Thinking in Everyday Life

    Identify a problem in your life which can be solved by using scientific thinking. Have you solved problems using scientific thinking at work? Are there other ways to use scientific thinking? Explain.

    Detecting Media Bias

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/18/us-economy-global-weekahead-idUSBRE82H0AP20120318 "Amid signs of recovery, caution is still key" Using the above article, review the following questions: â?¢ Was the reporting of the news story clear and accurate, with sufficient depth and breadth? â?¢ Were some facts reported

    Critical thinking questions

    â?¢ Describe a situation in which critical and creative thought could have been used for a better outcome. Describe why it is important to think critically and creatively in similar situations. â?¢ Define free will, truth, knowledge, and opinion. Explain how we use them to form thoughts. â?¢ Identify three hindrances

    Habermas

    What justification does Habermas offer for his critique of Gadamer's hereneutical approach to society and social science? Is Habermas's approach more justified than Gadamer's or other approaches?

    philosophy

    Consider a big life decision you have made in the past or anticipate making in the future. Now analyze that decision in light of the following: Which theory or theories of consciousness and personal identity most resembles how you understand the role of the self in the decision-making process? For example, was the process pri

    Socratic method and ideology

    1.What is the Socratic method? What is it designed to do? Try to illustrate this method with a concrete example. 2.Socrates refers to the idea that we should "know ourselves." What does this mean? How do we pursue self-knowledge?

    how to do a scientific study

    Identify a variable for scientific study that can be operationally defined. Create an operational definition for the variable. Identify what aspects of the variable would be observable and measurable.

    Good to great: Why some companies....

    1) I need to Identify the philosophical assumptions underlying the research and methodology. 2) I need to explain the practical significance of the assumptions and their effect on the research's applicability. 3) I need to relate the assumptions and research methodology to the readings, including my observations on how adheren

    Scientific Methods

    Observation, Hypothesis, Experimentation, and Verification. Review the sections on 'The Scientific Method and Proving a Theory'. Then respond to the following: Evaluate the claims below by using the Scientific Method and Proving a Theory steps. Identify the claim(see below) and explain what specifically makes

    Finding Fallacies or No Fallacies

    You encounter arguments everyday but probably do not notice them. Try to find examples of logical errors and/or examples of good syllogistic reasoning. There are plenty of examples on radio and television talk shows, in your local newspaper, and even in discussions with your friends. Do not use examples from Internet Web sites w

    Contrast deductive and inductive arguments.

    Please explain the difference in deductive arguments that are valid, but not sound and deductive arguments that are valid and sound. Please provide example of both in premise conclusion form. Also, please explain how to write an inductive argument when looking at a specific conclusion and how one would make the argument stronger

    Logical puzzle example.

    Taylor has 4 riders in her Summit School car pool and after school each student gets out at their own home. Find the order in which the students get out and their hometown. Clues: At the Annapolis stop, Taylor is not the only one left in the car. Brian gets off one stop before Bowie Town Center and that person gets off be

    Logical Fallacies

    In a short answer, determine the validity of the argument or the logical rule that is broken in this syllogism: 'Some diamonds are precious stones. Some carbon compounds are not diamonds. Therefore, some carbon compounds are not precious stones'.

    claims by astrologers

    Identify an area that would be considered to be pseudoscientific, such as astrology, palm reading, and ESP. Find evidence for claims made by these fields, and explain why this evidence is pseudoscientific.

    understanding the "Socratic method"

    Socratic Method form of dialectical debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints built upon asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas. It is a negative method of hypothesis elimination, in other words, the best hypotheses are found by identifying and eliminating those that lead

    Philosophy news article

    Philosophy In the News Locate a source on the Internet that you are interested in and apply the critical thinking model to analyze it. As you search for sources, focus on current events that lend themselves to analysis, debate, or critical thinking. Almost any current event can have some element, which can be taken as be

    Thinking Patterns and Emotions

    Please help me discuss this question below: How might your particular thinking patterns lead to costly errors? For instance, do you quickly accept what you read and hear? Do appearances of things or feelings of others strongly sway you? Provide examples.

    Imagine that your city is planning to build a waste recycling plant in your neighborhood. What are the ethical and practical considerations for making this decision? How would your concern for the environment affect your view on this action? Would you oppose this action? Why or why not?

    Imagine that your city is planning to build a waste recycling plant in your neighborhood. What are the ethical and practical considerations for making this decision? How would your concern for the environment affect your view on this action? Would you oppose this action? Why or why not?

    This solution helps to evaluate and formalize the arguments.

    I have some problems with this topic, I need to evaluate this whole argument and determine whether the premises offered actually support the conclusions, I also need to evaluate the argument to show that the effectiveness of it and resist the temptation to invent new arguments for or against the conclusion. Thanks Adult huma

    Critical Theory

    250 words not counting citation: Select one passage from one theorist in Critical Theory and explain to us what you understand it to mean. Or, on the other hand, explain what you find confusing about such a passage.

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