The Need for Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method

Finlay MacRitchie

May 14, 2018 by CRC Press
Reference - 136 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815367758 - CAT# K336711

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Features

  • Describes the fundamentals of critical scientific thinking and outlines common misunderstandings of the scientific method.
  • Helps the reader to analyze issues more objectively, and warns about the dangers of bias and propaganda.
  • Illustrates principles by considering several issues that are currently being debated.
  • Outlines common misunderstandings of the scientific method.
  • Suggests ways to better educate people about how to think critically, beginning from an early age.

Summary

The book exposes many of the misunderstandings about the scientific method and its application to critical thinking. It argues for a better understanding of the scientific method and for nurturing critical thinking in the community. This knowledge helps the reader to analyze issues more objectively, and warns about the dangers of bias and propaganda. The principles are illustrated by considering several issues that are currently being debated. These include anthropogenic global warming (often loosely referred to as climate change), dangers to preservation of the Great Barrier Reef, and the expansion of the gluten-free food market and genetic engineering.

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