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1.
To be able to think outside of the box. To understand both sides of the arguement fully iregardless of which side your arguing from, to give you a full perspective of the whole dispute hence enabling inteligent thinking. To be able to think for your self without the influence of anything. To be able to make decisions and form your own opinions without any influence form anything else. Thinking for your self and realising when you are wrong and when you are right.

Having a clear understanding of the main attributes for critical thinking as stated above are the main attributes for critical thinking.
Person 1: How do you know your religion is true and that there is a God?

Person 2 (a critical thinking reply): I believe because i was brought up to believe what i believe and i have respect for what i beleive in and my religion, on the other hand i understand where your coming from and i value ur opinion and question, what are your ideas and philosies of a greater being ?

Person 1: How can u belive in God when u cant see him or anything ?

Person 2: it is what i choose to believe in just like you choose not believe but i value and respect your opinion on the subject .

as you can see person 2 was open to criticism about believing in God and he replied understanding the other persons arguement and had respect for it. To be able to think critically you have to respect your fellow human beings opinions and thought process in order to understand him/her properly.
by Akcevre81 August 31, 2009
 
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criticalthinking: ability to think on his or her own and see for himself or herseff if the statement or theory make sense and test it himself or herself independently before accepting as truth or universally applicable.
criticalthinking:Engineering genius vijayaratnam is known for his highly developed critical thinking skills from early age as 4 y ears old.
by bekv September 10, 2009
 
3.
critical-thinking: ability to think on his or her own and see if the statement or theory make sense and test it independently before accepting as truth or universally applicable.
critical-thinking:Engineering genius vijayaratnam is known for his highly developed critical thinking skills from early age as 4 years old.
by bekv September 10, 2009
 
4.
The ability to to determine the man who wants to kill you, and that man that will kill you, based on the actions he takes, and the size of his magnum.
by Bob Thomas August 21, 2003
 
5.
The WORST and most POINTLESS subject it could ever be your misfortune to be forced to take as a qualification at college.

Teaches you how to be an argumentative, big-headed fool in life. (and possibly debates)
Teacher; "Now then, let's pop on with some Critical Thinking! Slippery slope, yayayay!"

Class; -groans in utter dismay and boredom-

"I made a Critical Thinking Joke the other day."

"You sad, sad, sad person."
by SillySomeone February 15, 2009
 
6.
The act of blindly agreeing with anything told to you by a college professor or other "intellectual". Special care must always be taken to avoid validating critical thinking with erroneous details such as empirical facts; hear-say and conspiracy theories are always far more useful. See also "group think".
Susan was shunned by her classmates, and later flogged, for questioning the critical thinking of Michael Moore.
by Colin the Damaja May 26, 2004