In the article â€œCritical Thinking Crucial in the Information Age,â€ author and professor of philosophy Massimo Pigliucci laments the loss of our critical thinking skills during a time when our access to vast amounts of information makes â€œthe vital art of baloney detectionâ€ extremely important.
While bias and false news stories are not new to the media, the tendency of â€œjuicyâ€ news to quickly go viral due to the Internet has created significant problems.
Please write an essay in which you argue the importance of critical thinking skills in this 21st century.
Express your ideas carefully, logically, and effectively. You may use first person (â€œIâ€) when discussing your observations or experience. Include an introduction which concludes with a thesis statement (an arguable, significant claim about the topic), body paragraphs which explain and support your thesis, and a conclusio