Critical Thinking (Outline)

Chris Kresser and James Wilks recently debated several points from James Cameron’s film The Game Changers. It was a fascinating dialogue between the two men on the contentious topic of nutrition, where James argues for a vegan diet and Chris argues for an omnivorous diet.

On display were a variety of debate and political oration techniques as the two sides picked apart each other’s arguments. Both sides leveraged nutritional research to support their arguments and I found the conversation to be incredibly valuable. While there are flaws in the arguments presented by both sides, I find this type of long-form public debate to be exceedingly rare and both highly entertaining and enlightening. We need more of this!

The show inspired me to do a deep dive on critical thinking. In particular, I will be developing a series of articles around heuristics, fallacies and biases as outlined below with Wikipedia links for easy reference.

Heuristics

Fallacies

Biases