Quotes in critical thinking
Your purpose is to identify where in the process things go wrong, not who messed up. Look for systemic causes, not culprits.
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.
It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
It is a testament to our naïveté about culture that we think that we can change it by simply declaring new values. Such declarations usually produce only cynicism.
The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers.