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Tired of people on your wall having no critical thinking at all?

This is going to be a short and somewhat ranting post about a new site I set up today.

As you have probably noticed if you are active in any kind of social network some people tend  to share a lot of stuff with no critical thinking what so ever, some of which is far over the line of being slander or even hatespeech with no proof what so ever about the validity of the statement. As someone who grew up in Sweden in the 90s this is completely unbelievable to me since I’ve had critical thinking pushed on me over and over again during my school years but now I have heard the excuse “We weren’t told to do critical thinking when I went to school” one to many times and I am getting sick and tired of it. Usually I just ignore them but some of them are so far over the line that I just can’t, however arguing about it is not how I want to spend my evenings so today I set up a new website and from now on instead of pointing out the importance of critical thinking I am just going to post the link instead. The site just contains six steps to source criticism and is available in Swedish and English. Feel free to use it if you want.

Is this going to change someones mind? No, probably not but at last it feels good.

The top photo in this post was taken by Tim Dobbelaere and is released under the CC-BY-SA Licence. It has been cropped a bit and the original is available on this flickr page.