Welcome to Critical Thinking!
Unit 7 Analyze Assumptions and Biases
An assumption is a belief that we think is true. We take for granted that it is true. An assumption may, in fact, be true; however, it may be false. Here are some examples:
- The sun rises every day.
- Women are more emotional than men.
Do you agree with these claims? Are they true? What does your intuition tell you? They are very different, but they are both assumptions.
- An assumption is a belief that we think is true.
- Our assumptions may or may not be true.
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