While in function it can run parallel to the scientific method, science intends to arrive an unbiased, neutral, and zero-human conclusion.
Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking.
It presupposes assent to rigorous standards of excellence and mindful command of their use.
It’s a tone that is simultaneously intellectual, collaborative, and defiant.
It says, “I’ve come to understand this complex thing worthy of study—which probably represents a more significant achievement than anything I’ve ever produced in my life—and then bring judgment upon it.