The version of critical thinking I'm referring to is not just cold analysis of data. It's a deep subject rooted in ethics.
And that is very much the same as equating critical thinking with morality, as I stated above.
My point was that just critical thinking (without a positive ethical or moral guideline) does not necessarily improve a person, or society.
It took some great critical thinking to create the V2 rocket - it took some great moral deviation to build it at the cost of thousands of lives in slave labor camps and then launch it against London for no valid tactical reason, killing hundreds of civilians.