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Welcome to the newsroom. In this section you will find two types of articles:
  1. Featured articles that we, or you, our members recommend, as these articles exemplify or highlight some aspects of critical thinking.
  2. News articles from the web that merely mention the term "critical thinking."
In both sections, we invite you to give your feedback on each article, and rate each one based on the degree to which you believe critical thinking is actually being exemplified or illuminated in the article

In this section we include articles that are commendable or exemplary in highlighting something important about critical thinking theory, how it can or is being contextualized within real life settings, and its importance within academic and professional fields of study. Also included are articles that highlight a failure to employ critical thinking, and which entail some important implications of this failure.

Remember: The criteria above do not imply that these articles exemplify the highest levels of thought, nor that they are free from errors in reasoning. We intend them to serve as examples of one or more aspects of critical thinking theory and application. We intend for articles to serve as starting points for dialogue and debate about important issues.

We invite you to comment on each article, to rate each one using a scale of 0-5 "thinker's," and to post any chosen article to your ConneCT page as you wish. Please also send us your suggested articles for this section! Email them to us at communityadmin@criticalthinking.org.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

July 22, 2019

Is Ethical A.I. Even Possible?

By: Cade Metz

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July 22, 2019

Could I Have Some News with My Emotions, Please?

By: Joe Ferullo

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July 22, 2019

The Hard Part of Computer Science? Getting Into Class

By: Natasha Singer

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July 22, 2019

Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras

By: Hiroko Tabuchi and David Gelles

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July 22, 2019

Psychic Mediums Are the New Wellness Coaches

By: Lisa Held

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July 22, 2019

Can Humans Help Trees Outrun Climate Change?

By: Moises Velasquez-Manoff

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July 22, 2019

Dead Whale Found With 88 Pounds of Plastic Inside Body in the Philippines

By: Daniel Victor

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July 22, 2019

Students in Rural America Ask, 'What Is a University Without a History Major?'

By: Mitch Smith

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July 22, 2019

How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon

By: Matt Apuzzo

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July 22, 2019

Making Babies in the Year 2045

By: Jamie Metzl

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July 22, 2019

Pictures From Youth Climate Strikes Around the World

By: Somini Sengupta

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July 22, 2019

A Dark Consensus About Screens and Kids Begins to Emerge in Silicon Valley

By: Nellie Bowles

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July 22, 2019

Guantánamo Bay as Nursing Home: Military Envisions Hospice Care as Terrorism Suspects Age

By: Carol Rosenberg

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July 22, 2019

Overlooked No More: Julia Morgan, Pioneering Female Architect

By: Alexandra Lange

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July 22, 2019

Health Facts Aren't Enough. Should Persuasion Become a Priority?

By: Aaron E. Carroll

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July 22, 2019

Synagogue Shooting Keeps Religious Leaders on Edge: ‘No One Should Be Gunned Down in Worship’

By: Louis Keene, Jennifer Medina, and Elizabeth Dias

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August 09, 2019

The Anti-College Is on the Rise

By: Molly Worthen

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August 09, 2019

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

By: Elizabeth Kolbert

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August 23, 2019

I Visited 47 Sites. Hundreds of Trackers Followed Me.

By: Farhad Manjoo and Nadieh Bremer

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News is now overwhelming us, as it seems to come from every direction, and is certainly mixed in quality. Indeed the very concept of "news' has changed dramatically in just the past decade. Whereas before we looked to a few major news outlets, as well as alternative news sources, to get some sense of what was happening in the world, today people send out the "news" as they see it, daily through their social channels.

When it comes to getting "news" on critical thinking, the term is now so widespread, it shows up across the political spectrum, and is said to be linked to many ideas, events and institutions that it in no way could be linked and still retain its value and core set of uses.

The articles in this section are included strictly because they include the term "critical thinking." We do not vouch for their quality. Rather we ask you to weigh in on the extent or degree to which any of these articles in fact seems to imply robust fairminded critical thinking, based on the information and reasoning provided. You will find, in many of them, that the term critical thinking itself - how it is being used - is frequently unclear or vague. Further you may find it difficult to determine, from reading the article, whether any critical thinking is actually occurring when it is said to occur. Some authors will argue against the very idea of critical thinking. We look forward to reading your assessments.

When you do run across any article that you believe in fact highlights critical thinking in theory or action - in this newsfeed, or from any other source, please send an email to us to post the article on our featured articles section, if we agree. Send the articles with links, to communityadmin@criticalthinking.org.

Use the intellectual standards presented in the criteria corner to judge each article. Here are some questions to guide your thinking in judging the quality of the reasoning in each article:
  • To what degree is the article clear?
  • To what degree does the article include information that is accurate and relevant?
  • Is there sufficient information in the article to judge whether the position taken in the article is reasonable in context?
  • If the issue in the article is deep and complex, are the complexities properly dealt with?
  • If the issue is broad, entailing multiple viewpoints, are these points of view articulated and fairly treated?
  • Has any significant and relevant information been excluded that should have been included?
  • Has any relevant viewpoint been left out or distorted in the article?

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