Critical thinking challenge for the day - anybody up for it?Submitted by paul4won on Wed, 01/28/2009 - 11:48
My challenge to you is to read this story, but NOT to see if it agrees or disagrees with your opinion. Search for inconsistencies, the use of certain words or phrases in such a way as to get people emotionally invested in an issue rather than to accurately relay facts. Please post anything you find that seems as if it is not really rational, or maybe even purposely intended to incite passion.
I am NOT asking you to comment on the ISSUE here - whatever you think. Lets just start with agreeing to disagree because the odds are outstanding that we are not going to come to full agreement on anything. We are individuals; it is OK to be different from each other. I am challenging you to get past anything in this article that may have been successfully put in YOUR psyche that causes you to be unable to think rationally about sensitive issues.
There are some real doozies in here, in my opinion. Happy thinking!