Introduction to Critical Thinking



“It’s hard to think critically if you’re laughing. We often follow a secret move immediately with a joke. A viewer has only so much attention to give, and if he’s laughing, his mind is too busy with the joke to backtrack rationally.”  (magician Teller)



Critical Thinking Community

Critical Thinking Assessment Test (Tennessee Tech)

The Critical Thinking Skills Debate

Carl Sagan on “Baloney Detecting”

Robert Ellis on Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking & Unproven Claims

Brief History of Critical Thinking


Teaching as a Subversive Activity (Postman & Weingartner)

Asking the Right Questions (Browne & Keeley)

Why People Believe Weird Things (Shermer)

Humor: Epidemiology of Life and Death

Wellness Habits that need some Critical Thinking






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