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"Human beings are members of a whole in creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, other members uneasy will remain."

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Truth, Reason, & Logic

In Atlanta, some fifty followers of Indian Guru Hira Raan Manek regularly take his advice and stare directly into the sun. Manek told them this practice would provide energy and claritiy of thought, BUT ophtalmologists as well as critical thinkers will tell it's more likely to damage your eyes. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 7, 2007)

As human beings, we are not doomed to reach conclusions and make decisions like the ones in this example!

Our primary tool in making better judgments is critical thinking.
Boiled down, critical thinking is the careful application of reason in the determination of whether a claim is true (Moore & Parker, 2009).

Atlantas had thought about how bizarre the claims is that staring at the sun can bring clarity of thought, they might have saved their retinas!

Everybody makes error of judgment from time to time but the wise person is the one who wishes to keep such errors to a minimum and who knows how to do it.

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