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Peter Henderson

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(Permalink) Posted: July 18 2010,15:27   

I keep hearing the phrase "critical thinking" from YECs (often from those with no science qualifications whatsoever) but what is it ?

When I did chemistry, it was a case of learning and remembering facts and theories and applying those to questions posed in exams, not critical thinking. I'm sure this must be the same in biology and other subjects. In my opinion, the real critical thinking comes at post grad stage i.e. PhD level. Not post primary level.  

For example, I learned organic chemistry from this book:

How do you do critical thinking in  organic chemistry ? Is it a case of attempting to prove Morrison and Boyd wrong ?

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