Episode 39 – Logical Episode

A wise man once told me:  a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  In this episode Chauncey, Paul, and Jesse attempt to increase their knowledge of one of humankind’s oldest mental disciplines:  LOGIC.

Everybody likes to claim to be logical.  But how many of us can define it or exercise it in life?  Why do so many people make so many illogical decisions all the time?

In addition to defining and explaining, we discuss some real world logical arguments put forth by some highly questionable sources.  Let’s just say, the logic doesn’t quite hold up.

Check out the FIELD GUIDE TO CRITICAL THINKING.  Very good stuff.  We have barely scratched it in our discussions, really.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling, Chauncey Williams

Editor: Paul Schilling

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 36 – Thinking About Thinking

We are all thinking all the time.  With some of us it might not always appears so, but our minds are running constantly.  Opinions, beliefs, evidence,  facts; all these elements combine and form in our minds.

Critical thought is a manner of thinking that will lead to greater and more factual understanding of the universe.  It relies on measurements and evidence and avoiding problems in thinking to reveal truths and separate them from falsehoods.

But truth is an ongoing process.  Truth is always tentative.  In this discussion Jesse and Paul get into the complexity of it all to break it down and simplify it.

In this episode we rely pretty heavily on a piece of writing called “A Field Guide to Critical Thinking” by James Lett.  Check it out and let us know what we got wrong in this episode.

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Paul Schilling

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Thanks to Robin for help with announcements

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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