On a world wide web where inarticulate, incessant, emotional regurgitations of half-baked and ill-founded ideas is the norm, let us help you create a framework whereby dialogue on your website can rise to a more rational, more mature, and more productive level.
Almost anyone can have a website today. Websites are megaphones for ideas. Websites offer places for discussion and debate. But what is the quality of the discussion and debate? What is the quality of the ideas being advanced? Are discussions on your website platform a sloppy mixture of fact and fiction? Do people routinely use sophistry or bad-faith reasoning in discussions? Do people use projection, stereotyping and over-generalizations? Are people frequently unclear, imprecise, inaccurate, illogical, superficial, narrow, and unfair in their communications with others? Do people routinely cherry pick information that fits their own viewpoint or agenda? Are people easily swayed by distorted political-advocacy journalism? Are people bringing narrow-minded readings of the evidence to their discussions?
If you sponsor or own a website where you would like to improve the quality of discussions and other communications on your platform, the Foundation for Critical Thinking can bring you tools for thinking critically within those discussions and communications. We can offer guidelines and processes that will lead to higher-quality discussions for those people who actually want to engage with ideas and work through issues. These improved discussions, based in the concepts and principles of critical thinking, should lead to higher-quality decisions and more progressive, insightful, creative, efficacious ideas.
Please contact Ms. Lisa Sabend at Lisa@CriticalThinking.org for information on how we might help you bring critical thinking to your website discussions and communications, as well as consulting rates for our scholars and fellows. All of our programs are customized for your website.