THUNK – 73. Rigor (Critical Thinking, Pt. 2)

We rarely give the “critical” part of “critical thinking” its due. Rigor in thought is hard, but *so* important.

-Links for the Curious-

The Socratic Method, an excellent application of iterative rigorous definition & refinement – www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB4MYGInRl4

A textual introduction to the Socratic method – www.philosopher.org/Socratic_Method.html

Carl Sagan delivers a compelling explanation of what happens when rigor isn’t properly applied – www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_N_IYi2c0E

An encyclopedia of logical fallacies (reading thru common missteps in thought can allow you to recognize them more easily while evaluating statements) – www.logicalfallacies.info/

A list of online tools for skeptical fact-checking – www.csicop.org/specialarticles/show/online_tools_for_skeptical_fact_checking

Last week’s THUNK episode on logic – www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P5AkmnMf4E

THUNK episode 69, which discusses some of the proposed differences between System 1 & System 2 cognition – www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud6iMydGx68

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