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Critical Thinking Is Not About Being Critical

Thinking critically does not mean trying to find weak points in a concept or idea. Your goal is not to make others understand they are wrong but to learn how to be objective and ask the right questions.

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Why Is Complexity Theory Important

If you've ever read about Complexity Theory and the famous "P vs NP question", you've probably thought that it is a way for the mathematicians to have fun.

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What Is a Modular Design

One of the easiest ways to understand the logic behind the modular design is to look at LEGO blocks. We can say that all of them are individual modules that can be combined together to form a system.

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Negative Feedback Loop Example

Before we get to the specific examples of the negative feedback loop, let's clarify some points. To begin with, you can say that it is a mechanism that helps to maintain the stable condition of an organism - homeostasis.

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Chaos and Complexity Theory

Are the chaos and complexity theories the same? While there are similarities in that these theories are trying to explain the way our world works and how we can solve the existing problems, they are different.

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Ecological Synergies

It is obvious that all the organisms living on our planet interact in one way or another. It can be direct and indirect interaction but there always is a connection.

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Long Tail Distribution

Imagine you are in a room of 30 people. If we were to calculate an average monthly income of all of you, we would get $2,000, for example.

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Technology Convergence

The term means a combination of various technologies that creates a more convenient and effective approach.

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Iceberg Model

The phrase "getting to the bottom of it" very well illustrates the meaning of the Iceberg Model. You need to dig deeper to understand the situation and see the whole picture.

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Synthetic Thinking

The major difference between analytical and synthetic thinking is the type of an approach. While analytical thinking takes an outside perspective moving from something big to its smaller parts, synthetic thinking takes the inside perspective.

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