Blog: Logic is Fascinating - 2014-01-15
Critical thinking is all about being rational and logical. But for some people, these words make them think that critical thinking is boring, lifeless or dull. Or that you can't be emotional or passionate or really care about what you are talking about. Yet scientists can be some of the most passionate and caring people you'll ever meet.
Being a critical thinker isn't some dry, unemotional approach to life. Unfortunately, it's gotten kind of a bad rap in some popular shows because people like Mr. Spock on Star Trek (a show which I love, by the way) seem so cold-hearted and unattached. He's always says that he finds things fascinating, but frankly he's not exactly the life of the party.
So I wanted to take some time to discuss what is logic and how you can actually use it to improve your thinking, without feeling like you have to become a robot at the same time. There is nothing wrong with being passionate or emotional about something. Just as long as you are thinking straight about it at the same time!