How to Think #14

"All generalizations are wrong." Really? That's quite a generalization. How to think in categories while avoiding the fallacies that would make you sound prejudiced or bigoted.

Moslems are terrorists, right? Americans are greedy capitalists. Blacks are better athletes than Koreans. Men are more violent than women. It is impossible to think and speak without categories and generalizations. So what is the difference between a valid generalization and hasty one, a observation of probability and sheer prejudice, a wise insight based in experience and a stereotypes based in bigotry? Learn some critical thinking principles that will help you distinguish the difference between valid and invalid ways of handing groups and categories.