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"Critical thinking? Among the secondary school and college-age cohort? Hah!

/methinks that rather, they are inculcated with the propensity to believe two, mutually-contradictory propositions at the same time (...in any case where they find it possible ...and most of the time, at that).

To paraphrase a senior Monk's sig, /me go back to the fossil bed, now.



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by Anonymous Monk on Jun 03, 2014 at 07:11 UTC

    I'm pretty sure "Critical Thinking" stopped being a "thing" back in the 70s, of course, "your mileage may vary".