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|The Independent Thinker
Homepage of Critical Thinking, New Ideas, Thinking "Outside the Box"
(the "other" side of issues and ideas)
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|They're Distorting Reality||Critical Thinking (CT)||Quaker Sites||Responsible Thinking|
|Gaining Freedom from Lies & Oppression||
Creative Thinking||CT in Real Life||Debunking & Dissent|
|Beyond Superficial Learning||Beyond Oppression||Beyond Appearances||Life-Changing Books|
Welcome to my web site. I am a progressive and a Quaker. I teach Information Studies (Research & Information Technology) and Philosophy at Palo Alto ollege. This site is aimed particularly at my students, all of whom I introduce to critical thinking and its application to their lives and what's happening in the real world right now.
Two of the most critical elements of critical thinking are open-mindedness and independent judgment. Once these mental characteristics begin to form, a natural result is a desire to apply this new mindset to current events. The purpose of this page is to facilitate keeping up with the REAL news--as opposed to gossip (who had a wreck, shot who, etc.)--and variant interpretations of those events.
|What is debunking?||Dissenters, dissidents||Civil disobedience?|
|What is propaganda?||What is censorship?||Social myths|
|Why Study History?||Nonviolence||Reactions to dissent and debunking|
|Women's Issues||Media Control||Dissent page|
Arms Industry, U.S.
Children in the U.S. Justice System
Committees to make decisions
Dams: A Boon or a Boondoggle?
Drug Prices (prescriptions)
History, Why Study?
Internet Censorship & Privacy
Kosovo, the Cost to YOU
Media Orthodoxy & Censorship
Military Industrial Complex, U.S.
Patriotism is good
Pharmaceutical Industry and Prices
Prisons & the Justice System
Prisons, U.S., and Children
Reactions to dissent and debunking
Refugees & Immigration
Social Issues (family violence, etc)
Sports and character
Suppression of Dissent
Suppression of Dissent
Transnational Corporations (globalization)
U.S. Arms Industry
Warfare is justified
Web Censorship & Privacy
What the War on Kosovo Cost YOU
Please send comments to: Colby Glass, MLIS
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