Tag: analyzing ideas

Star Wars and the Importance of Ideas

Imagination and storytelling are very powerful ways of drawing attention to important ideas and questions. A good book or movie provokes people to think in a way unlike hearing a lecture. This is one reason why Jesus spoke in parables. With a much-anticipated new chapter of the generation-spanning Star Wars saga about to unfold in theaters, RTB editor Maureen Moser…

Logic 101: Four Critical Questions, Part 3 (of 12)

Logic is to the philosopher what mathematics is to the physicist. When I’m confronted with a controversial topic my training in logic compels me to think the subject through carefully and to arrive at a rational conclusion. This is the benefit of studying logic. Rather than teaching you to think (something humans do naturally and intuitively), logic trains you on…