Critical Thinking


What is critical thinking? Michael Scriven and Richard Paul define critical thinking as "the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action"(from the Critical Thinking Community).


So why did I choose this as the title of my page? Simple. In today's schools, we are taught that the universe came into being through natural processes; our Biology teachers proclaim, "God is dead!" In the media, "pro-choice" is portrayed as the rational position in the abortion debate. More and more, the media and other influential institutions are voicing their condemnation of traditional Christian values. Everywhere we turn we hear the liberal humanist arguments.


On my website, I have tried to present arguments for the unpopular side of the debates. When deciding one's position on these crucial issues, it is important to consider the arguments of the less popular position as well.


I have not provided links to opposing viewpoints, except where I have quoted their arguments. I do not feel that it is necessary, because you hear their arguments every day.


Keep an open mind, and I believe that you will see that the conservative arguments are more logically consistent than their liberal counterparts.