critical thinking

THINKING THURSDAY: How Religion Turned American Politics against Science: Zac Gandara: Kurt Andersen

THINKING THURSDAY: How Religion Turned American Politics against Science: Zac Gandara: Kurt Andersen

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

A Fellow Loser sends in a Big Think video featuring Kurt Andersen talking about how the Christian Right has seriously harmed the perception of science American politics.

THINKING THURSDAY: Do We Have Control Over Anything?: Zac Gandara

THINKING THURSDAY: Do We Have Control Over Anything?: Zac Gandara

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

I once was told that the only things we have control over are our thoughts and energy/effort. I have since added our focus, and time to the list. What do you think? Do you agree that we have control over these things? Let’s talk about it!

THINKING THURSDAY: Transitions and Finding Yourself: Zac Gandara: Deepak Chopra: Yung Pueblo

THINKING THURSDAY: Transitions and Finding Yourself: Zac Gandara: Deepak Chopra: Yung Pueblo

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

In life, transitions are inevitable. We can’t avoid change. It comes for us no matter what. Change often happens when we decide to heal our traumas when we learn how to care for and love ourselves — taking on the task of finding ourselves and giving ourselves control of our lives again.

THINKING THURSDAY: 5 Schools of Philosophical Thought We Should Know: Zac Gandara

THINKING THURSDAY: 5 Schools of Philosophical Thought We Should Know: Zac Gandara

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

We dive into five philosophies to get an overview of some schools of thought to add to our critical thinking toolbox — Nihilism, Existentialism, Stoicism, Hedonism, and Marxism. Also, fellow Loser Jennifer calls into to encourage us all in our growth and healing from the traumas of narcissism.

THINKING THURSDAY: Guilt and Shame in Relationships are a Sign of Toxicity: Zac Gandara: Esther Perel

THINKING THURSDAY: Guilt and Shame in Relationships are a Sign of Toxicity: Zac Gandara: Esther Perel

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

A fellow Loser wrote to tell me about Esther Perel on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard. I loved it. Then my therapist mentions Esther Perel to me, encouraging me to watch her TED Talk. Here is an excerpt from her episode; let's talk about it.

THINKING THURSDAY: If You Are Confused, You Are Still Free: Zac Gandara: David R. Hawkins

THINKING THURSDAY: If You Are Confused, You Are Still Free: Zac Gandara: David R. Hawkins

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Growing up, I was told, "Satan is the author of confusion," that "There is only one truth." Perhaps that was incorrect? What do you think? Maybe it's time to put those teachings through our critical thinking machine?

THINKING THURSDAY: What Make’s a Healthy Relationship?: Zac Gandara: Jen Moff: John Criscitello

THINKING THURSDAY: What Make’s a Healthy Relationship?: Zac Gandara: Jen Moff: John Criscitello

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Former show guest John Criscitello posted an image about relationship mental health to kick off this June’s LGBT Pride Month. Originally posted by Jen Moff, we take a look at it and ask if it’s what we think healthy relationships are.

THINKING THURSDAY: Study Finds that Children Raised Without Religion Show More Empathy and Kindness: Dan Arel: Zac Gandara

THINKING THURSDAY: Study Finds that Children Raised Without Religion Show More Empathy and Kindness: Dan Arel: Zac Gandara

Thinking Thursday’s are about critically thinking, breaking out of boxes, and discussing new ways we could live this life together.

Former show guest Silas Lindenstein sent in an article entitled “Study finds that children raised without religion show more empathy and kindness.” We talk about and put it through the critical thinking machine.