"“A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” — Thomas Paine
This is the danger of not questioning our assumptions and not examining different ways of looking at an issue. We'll also generally look for ways to justify our actions and thinking....
Critical thinking is crucial for good decision-making. Here are some great TED talks to help understand how we make choices.
Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.