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critical thinking

disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence:
The questions are intended to develop your critical thinking. Unabridged
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  • Ordinary propaganda, for instance, is quite ineffective on people trained in critical thinking.

    The Sensitive Man Poul William Anderson
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the mental process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion's 21st Century Lexicon
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