Why Is It Important to Reflect on How Our Beliefs Guide Our Research Actions?
Critical reflection is not a reading assignment, a summary of an activity, or an emotional outlet. Rather, the goal is to change your thinking about a subject, and thus change your behaviour.
Perhaps most of all, they actively enjoy learning, and seeking new knowledge is a lifelong pursuit. This may well be you! No matter where you are on the road to being a critical thinker, you can always more fully develop and finely tune your skills. Doing so will help you develop more balanced arguments, express yourself clearly, read critically, and glean important information efficiently. Critical thinking skills will help you in any profession or any circumstance of life, from science to art to business to teaching. With critical thinking, you become a clearer thinker and problem solver.
This has been the source of conflict between the major religions, whose proponents believe that everything in the Holy Scriptures is true, and scientists who at times have been unable to verify the truth and validity of certain claims in these Books. Faith has also been seen by some people as something close to mental illness. The behavior of those professing a certain faith at times is beyond human reasoning and hence it becomes hardor impossible for anyone using reason to convince such a person that their belief is illogical. Extremes in faith have been known to cause people to engage in things that not everybody can understand (Jackson, 2010). People have been killed and others have been engaged in killing others not of their religious faith. For example the Christian martyrs who would not denounce their faith and instead chose to die for what they believed in.
A company might consider the gift an unethical bribe in exchange for a customer’s business, yet it may be essential to enter a new market. Adhering to ethical standards in such instances can be difficult.
Jackson, P. (2010).Extremes of Faith and Nation: British Fascism and Christianity. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Migliore, D. L. (2004). Faith seeking understanding: an introduction to Christian Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans. pp. 3-8.