Paul, a leading expert on critical thinking theory, says it all: I. Problems arise if you don't possess the necessary knowledge, but that's a different story. It is based on knowledge, experience and logic coming together. Actually, it brings out how much the interaction can produce anomalies. All the best, M You are absolutely correct and, actually, this brings out the point I tried to make in the blog that this kind of logic is not "hard-wired" but fluid and depends on interpretation, just like you put it. Marcel Surely there must be a difference in the level of critical thinking between stating no-brainer analogies like fur and quadruped on one hand and recognising them as homologies derived from common ancestry of these animals as mammals on the other hand?Still above average, but no where near MENSA material.
So, the blog is a bit of a stretch using the same kinds of reasoning involved in critical thinking analysis, with a simple puzzle twist. Marcel Well, this is the problem with critical thinking.
Psychologists seem to have given them a name, which makes sense in a way.
I am writing another book on the relation between puzzles, the mind, and culture and these comments have informed my writing enormously.
Thanks, Marcel My answer : P : first two i also thoth wase a questions : D 126.96.36.199.3.4 Planet Earth Once all those liquids where water. The rest can variate Mamouls 188.8.131.52.2 There are all in english and mankind knows all those words : D 184.108.40.206.2 On last one i wase a bit tired and ignorent, so didnt ewen took time to find out who are they, like cities ore countrys and did not checked in the map.. S countrys are allso made by mankind :) First, I salute everyone who participated. Question lll: Being a lover of all things animal, I chose not to start listing commonalities because I was afraid there would be no end to such.
Maybe, as I say in the blog, my understanding of the term is not exactly what psychologists mean, although I have had discussions with them in the area of education and the idea that logic is influenced by experience is a key idea. I do really great with critical thinking, vocabulary, and spatial intelligence, but my brain completely freezes up when it comes to math.
I have a math learning disability that brought my score down to 114.A somewhat different in nature and at the same time more abstract example would be to solve a mathematical problem or to prove a mathematical theorem.I think an important idea is that, although we all inherently possess at least a bit of critical thinking capacity, so to speak, in order for this to make any sense at all you must develop critical thinking as a skill, much like you learn a language or mathematics...it's not about playing to see if you got something right or made an error per se, it's about acquiring and incorporating it as a habit for everyday life.Critical thinking is mainly about the skills necessary to rigorously analyze and filter the incoming information, whatever it happens to be, and since we as humans made our verbal communication the most prestigious language to use, critical thinking is, as a matter of fact, mostly about the capability to evaluate the soundness of arguments of some sort.So if you want to develop good critical thinking skills, the first option is reading some basic literature on the topic (there are many books of varying degrees of difficulty, although mostly accessible to "laypeople", treating specifically the topic of "critical thinking").The theme of this blog is critical thinking—and the kinds of puzzles that can be constructed around it. Yes, although I am not a psychologist, but an Anthropologist, I have found in language/cultures throughout the world that the way you label something is an interpretation and gives a practical structure to the world.This term is used frequently in psychology and education. Even the classification of animals is an interpretation, and I go back to a comment made to this blog which points this out.This “indeterminacy” characterizes this kind of thinking. For instance, what do the following five things have in common? Some involve knowledge of facts, but critical thinking is still involved in such cases because the organization of the facts according to some principle is always involved—for example, a puzzle may ask you to put five items in order of their dates of invention. In order to give the right answer to this kind of questions, you only have to possess the piece of knowledge on a given topic and be able to recall the data, while the amount of actual reasoning thereafter is close to zero.( I can also agree with "Andra" user on the issue with question 6, i.e. So they can hardly be described either as "critical thinking puzzles" or "puzzles" at all.The following tongue-in-cheek definition of critical thinking by Richard W. Regarding the rest of the questions (1,3,5 and 7), they mostly call for the knowledge of definitions of respective items, where once again, as long as you know the definitions, you can automatically give at least one correct answer to them.If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website.If you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains *.and *.are unblocked.