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Thinking visualised

Posted on: September 10, 2021

No, I am not treading on the toes of those who promote visual thinking or visual learning. I am referring to this representation:

The worst kind of thinking can create conspiracy theories. These start a predefined idea (the unicorn) instead of doing the hard work of the scientific method. Such theories connecting the dots around the stencil so that the idea materialises.

If there is a bigger problem than this sort of thinking, it might be that some people do not realise that they are thinking this way. They fall prey to pseudoscientists and charlatans who take advantage of lazy or convenient thinking.

We have a preventative antidote to this sort of poisonous thought. It is called metacognition — thinking about thinking — and knowing when and how to switch strategies.

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