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All rights reserved. Now take the statements in the previous exercise and do as follows: • For each that you classified b, state one or more reliable sources that could be cited to support the statement (assuming that the statement is factual). • For each that you classified as b, possibly a fact, write questions that might be raised about the statement. • If you classified any statement e, rewrite it as a personal preference rather than as an opinion. Checking facts and testing opinions We have already noted one reason for checking the facts about an issue— people sometimes misstate them.
All Rights Reserved. 36 CHAPTER 2: Fundamentals of Thinking good thinking! THE STORY OF FAYE ABDELLAH For more about Faye Glenn Abdellah, do a Google search. It is easy to identify people who harbor this belief. They treat all their opinions as if they were convictions and all their convictions as unquestionable. They are quick to disagree with views that differ from theirs but take offense when anyone disagrees with them. And they refuse to acknowledge the insights of individuals on the other side of an issue.
Dyer’s idea is, at best, an overstatement. Copyright © Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Consider the opinion’s likely consequences One way to recognize that an opinion is flawed is if it leads to unintended—and sometimes undesired—consequences. Not long ago zealous advocates of African American studies courses expressed the opinion that only African Americans should be allowed to teach such courses. , a well-known historian, pointed out that such a prohibition would have unintended consequences.
Becoming a Critical Thinker (A Master Student Text) by Vincent Ryan Ruggiero