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Well critical thinking demands that you produce the logical, rational thoughts and arguments that would aid your debate

No.  You are mistaken.  Critical thinking means you question assumptions - including your own - and constantly ask "how do I know what I think I know"?  It is how you evaluate the truth of an idea. 

What you seem to be talking about - aiding your debate - more of a defensive act.  This would be apologetics.  It assumes your position is correct and sets about to find information that agrees with it.
this is a common error.  It is called confirmation bias.[1][2]  It is when you look for evidence to support your belief.  It is not a good method to use because it can lead to errors.
 1. http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/c/confirmation_bias.htm
 2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias
Well that is not the case. We are saying we observe individuals who can give a different advice based on more consciousness of that which we seek advice on. It depends on who is required to to the critical thinking and who is required to do the Apologetics. I am seeking your critical thinking process. I know exactly what I am asking for. It is when you find that you lack that info that you become apologetic.
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screwtape For dismissing things said March 27, 2014, 10:42:14 PM