Blog: (VIDEO) Using the Scientific Method in Everyday Life - 2016-02-11

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F0.png (VIDEO) Using the Scientific Method in Everyday Life February 11, 2016, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

Critical thinking skills are very important for getting along in life. They allow you to analyze problems or situations you find yourself involved in that don't always have an easy or obvious answer. We all run into problems in relationships, work, school, etc. Wouldn't it be easier if we could understand why things were happening around us and more easily see what we could do about them? That's what critical thinking is all about. It's not just for winning arguments!

A theme I'm going to return to again and again is that science is not just for scientists and it is not just about knowing obscure facts like how hot is the sun or what's the Latin name for a black bear. Scientific literacy is about fine tuning your thinking so it is more precise and making decisions based more on facts and direct observation instead of how you feel emotionally or because some "authority" told you to do something.

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