Monday, April 4, 2011
Critical Thinking & Structured Analysis
Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis is the course taught by the DIA to new intelligence analysts. The goal is to remove fallacious reasoning and limit personal biases in the collecting, analysis, and dissemination of information. I hope to provide something similar on this website for the Christian reader. The skills used in critical thinking exercise would greatly benefit the average Christian in dealing with "arguments" of unbelievers and false doctrines within and without. As Christians we are commanded to submit every thought to the obedience of Christ and we are further commanded to structure our thinking according to God's way of thinking. To do this we must remove from our thinking process arbitrariness, inconsistencies, biases, fallacies, and other pitfalls of reasoning by studying the principles of Critical Thinking outline in Scripture. And we must conform our view of reality, knowledge, and ethics to the Bible.