Have you encountered questions such as
1. Can you make a square circle?
2. Can God create a stone that he cannot lift it?
3. Can you prove 1 = 2?
We have heard such questions and must have got amused at it. However, the fact remains that these questions are logically fallacious. Logic is the backbone of critical thinking and useful for establishing truth. All the above-mentioned questions violate the law of non-contradiction - the second of three classical laws of thought. For more information on logical fallacies, click here.
At high school level, the learning process comprises of acquiring knowledge, understanding the concepts and applying it to solve problems. However, at university level, the expectation is to think on a higher plane involving higher orders of thinking.