In our 5 year old son’s homework a little while back:
Well, at least they ask a critical thinking question at the end,
This, by the way, is VERY MUCH worth reading. I basically start and end every serious conversation I have with others by asking, “Can you explain why you believe that?” And you know how that usually goes. There are of course a couple of flaws with relying on this line of questioning. See the pages I scanned in above for example. If someone actually answers the question, “Can you explain why you need to recycle?” and the answer you are given is a matter of simple logic, like, “Trash doesn’t disappear,” we are back to where we started – meaning we have to have an actual examination of the veracity of that observation, an examination of whether or not this is a problem, and so on. I suspect securing humility in belief is a lot harder than Sunstein makes it sound.