Primer: This is not an atheist site and I am not an atheist. I try to avoid this discussion whenever possible and this discussion is not contingent on teaching logic and critical thinking. Some articles or writing on here may touch on this but these articles are old and do not reflect the goals of this site or my current views.
This world can be a tiresome and miserable place full of suffering. Human beings are plagued by a lack of logical and critical thinking which leads us down paths of destruction and negativity. We seem to be in the uncontrollable grip of deep biological drives that consistently bring suffering to the world. There is hope! There are skills and abilities we can work on to minimize, eliminate, or transform these immoral and destructive impulses. So for my readers I write about human thought, logic, logical fallacies, and critical thinking in the hopes of sharing knowledge and building up my own.
Dynamic Human Thinking
Logical & critical thinking is key to better understanding how we human beings think. Understanding the way we make decisions can help us make better and more dynamic choices. Making dynamic decisions means adapting to new information and coming up with fresh answers. Repeating the same thoughts and actions as our ancestors will lead to the same atrocities and injustices of the past. The hope here is to spread knowledge and help human beings make better decisions that help society and themselves.
The Premise of Critical and Logical Thought
Human thought is a tricky thing. The mere acceptance of consciousness in itself may be part of an over indulgent human centered mode of thinking. I think most of us, not mentally ill or intellectually dishonest, want to know the truth. The truth might be far from our current vision and scope of existence. There are many different opinions and beliefs and because most humans claim to know the truth this means most humans actually do not have the truth. What I mean is, if half the world believes A and half B then it is guaranteed that at least 50% are wrong assuming that A and B are contradicting. There is still the chance that both A and B are wrong meaning everyone is wrong. Hence, if we wish to not be ignorant fools we must first admit that we are ignorant fools and that our beliefs might be wrong. If we do not then we cannot guarantee that we have the truth. Such is the premise of critical thoughts.