Science Needs Critical Thinking

The ability to think logically is indispensable in daily life. People can do it without even being aware that it is happening, often with extreme rapidity. Although logical thinking is often synonymous with critical thinking, to think critically requires the ability or discipline to examine all aspects of a situation or conundrum to reach a conclusion. This often necessitates putting aside emotional involvement, personal preferences, biases, and so on. Unfortunately, scientists are surprisingly unskilled in critical thinking.

Scientists are not being trained to think critically
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I have encountered people online who are scientists, but display lamentable logic. One owlhoot in particular claimed to be a scientist, but I lacked belief that this was true because of the biases displayed and terrible reasoning skills. It seems that universities these days are more interested in getting payment and awarding certificates because someone passed the tests instead of actually learning how to reason.

As we have seen, evolutionary scientists make pronouncements based on conjectures and limited datasets. Important information is omitted or brushed aside for the sake of establishing spurious "evidence" for geological deep time as well as cosmic or biological evolution. Creationary organizations want to encourage people how to think, while secularists tell people what to think. Evolutionists are more concerned with riding the profit trail instead of considering all the facts. When the logical conclusion is that the Creator was involved, that is anathema to them, and their presuppositions interfere with rational thought. Darwinism degrades humanity through bad logic. Evolution's true believers believe this stuff because they are also untrained to think critically. Why do you think logic is largely untaught in schools? Only the biblical creation view has the evidence and coherence to explain humanity.
A trainer of graduate students at a prestigious university wants to put the Ph back in PhD.
Can scientists be good at detail work but dumb at logic? Gundula Bosch thinks so. She directs the R3 Graduate Science Initiative at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. In Nature, she says she’s on a campaign to “Train PhD students to be thinkers not just specialists.” She explains an alarming trend in graduate schools that betrays the historic purpose of a top-level education:
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