Habits that Hinder Thinking

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John and Julie, your two best friends, have just read an article about the death penalty. It explains the reasons why death by lethal injection is a legitimate punishment for certain crimes. As Julie reads the article, she strongly agrees with what the author has to say. “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth,” she imagines. Without examining the ideas that are involved, she’s satisfied with everything the article says because, “…

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…and Julie, who both read the article on the death penalty and thobbed instead of thought, we all fall into using these habits. Instead of using conformity, resistance to change, or rationalizing next time you are faced with an argument, reason your ideas and evidence. This will save you from being a victim to thobbing. Works Cited Ruggiero, Vincent Ryan. The Art of Thinking: A Guide to Critical and Creative Thought. 1998 Addision-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc.