Does Knowledge Matter?
First, can one think critically outside any domain? This view of secular professional skills, professional skills outside a domain or practise, undermines the importance of professions itself. While this is symptomatic of the time (where a humble blogger pretends to write about epistemology), the domains remain important and the blogger in question should know the limits of his endeavour. The process of education is structured to initiate a learner into a domain and develop abilities, such as critical thinking, within it. The idea that one could make a learner a critical thinker without grounding on a discipline is missing the point about expertise in the first place.