Critical thinking

"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts".

By Richard Feynman, in: "What is Science?", presented at the fifteenth annual meeting of the National Science Teachers Association, in New York City (1966) published in The Physics Teacher Vol. 7, issue 6 (1969)

I write a lot about critical thinking. The most comprehensive discussion is in two chapters in The Discovery of Freedom (draft manuscript here). Here are a few blog posts that illustrate this concept.

Addendum (David Hume’s impact on causation – Hume is very close to Charvaka, believing that "we cannot go beyond experience when it comes to investigating the nature of reality")
The Role of the Individual in Science and Religion (a good distinction between the importance of knowledge vs. importance of a 'founder') 
Think different (about Clay Christensen's book, The Innovator's Dilemma). Mr Christensen and his colleagues list five habits of mind that characterise disruptive innovators:
  • associating,
  • questioning,
  • observing,
  • networking and
  • experimenting. 


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