How to Read Critically

Once upon a time, I was a young Earth creationist who believed the Bible was the infallible word of God. Admittedly, I shudder somewhat looking back on those times now. While I no longer see those positions as credible, the sense of embarrassment that still lingers has more to do with why I accepted them and defended them. In retrospect, I had very naive ideas about what it means to learn and understand something — specifically what it means to…