Meeting Bad Reasoning with Good

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"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."

Chinese proverb

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."


"If birds of a feather flock together, they don't learn enough."

Robert Half

Choose one of the above quotes. In 1-2 pages, evaluate the quote in terms of what truth it expresses about "You and the Humanities." In your evaluation, move quickly through the steps of critical thinking: (1) defining what the quote is about; (2) challenging your assumptions about what it might be saying - that is, not jumping to an initial emotional response; (3) collecting any pertinent factors about the author or statement - as in the author's biography or the craft of the writing (check the Internet!); (4) evaluating the quote in its own context and not just your own frame of reference; (5) finally, offering your own "informed" opinion of the quote in relation to the truth of "You and the Humanities.

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