A Lack of Critical Thinking in America


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Used audio loop in garage band 

Wainer, Howard. Truth or Truthiness : Distinguishing Fact from Fiction by Learning to Think like a Data Scientist / Howard Wainer, National Board of Medical Examiners. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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@PoetKeats. “#CriticalThinking is being used in high schools and universities to destroy traditional American view, especially belief in #God.” Twitter, 1 Apr. 2017.

@teachergoals. “Let’s teach how to learn, analyze, and create over how to consume and regurgitate #criticalthinking.” Twitter, 1 Apr. 2017.

@flyingisdying. “#CriticalThinking… Whatever happened to that?” Twitter,  22 Apr. 2017, 12:28pm.


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