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    FALLACY OR DECEIT?

    A professor told a class that they are to have test on what they have learned so far. This is because they are a lazy class. The class are not pleased and start muttering. ‘When is it, they asked miserably. Professor smiles. ‘That is up to me. I may have it at any point between now and the end of term. However, let me assure you of this, when I do have the test it will be a surprise!’ One of the student Donald, is very worried as he hasn’t been studying. ‘I could pass, I’m sure,’ he says, ‘if I knew on which day the test would be, then…

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    UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL CODES

    Professional codes of conducts are benchmark for professionals in the course of their duty which tends to be universal. Applying this codes to specific cases is tricky. Hippocratic Oath, for example, require doctors to work only “for the benefit of sick.” But often what is the benefit or best interest of the sick person (lying to her family? Keeping him alive but immobilized on life support?) is the question we need to answer. Medical professionals must put their patient’s health above all the other goals, including the professional’s own enjoyments or income and even sometimes personal safety. Professional codes are often conflicting. For instance, the journalists’ codes requires both telling…

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    SLEEPING OR NOT?

    Sleep is a natural state of resting during which eyes are closed and leads to become unconscious. It is the natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the power of the body are restored. Sleep is distinguish from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but is more easily reversed than the state of being comatose A well-known feature of sleep is the dream, an experience typically recounted in narrative form, which resembles waking life while in progress, but which usually can later be distinguished as fantasy. A very busy lifestyle has substantially altered sleep timing in industrialized cities. For instance, a situation of Leo who leaves in…

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    CRITICAL THINKING

    Critical thinking is often misconstrue, it is not synonymous with “good thinking”, “problem solving”, or “thinking outside the box”. Critical thinking kicks in after you have done these and other kinds of thinking. It is what you do when you think about thinking especially when you evaluate the thinking you or someone else uses in arriving at a conclusion about something, it is an act of scrutinizing reason(s) for a claim or conclusion. Unfortunately, critical thinking won’t necessarily tell you whether you should eat pizza, vote for a  particular politician, whether there is climate change, or why your internet service is poor. It can however help you spot a bad…